1,600 miles long, 133,000 square miles in area, comprising 3,000+ individual reefs and islands, and home to thousands of species.
Finding Nemo is one of the first things you want to do when you dive the Great Barrier Reef. Around the world, these poor fish have probably been extremely confused as to why, for the past 10 years, everyone has been getting in their face for a photo.
Did I mention these guys get really close? They can grow up to 110 kilograms and over 8.5 feet long.
This coral spire shoots up to within a few feet of the ocean’s surface and is covered with fish.
There are a couple good places to go for a scenic swim on the GBR… just a couple.
On my second day on the dive boat, there was an annular solar eclipse. The rest of the passengers and I sat outside and handed around eclipse glasses to watch. I snapped away and was lucky enough to capture an image just as a cloud passed by and the moon and sun once again exposed themselves to us.