Swimming with the small fish now !

After a couple of days staying in Exmouth I moved out to Kurrajong campground in the Cape range National Park. The campsites are so popular (to those that know about them) that they are often full, I booked this campsite online well in advance luckily. For $7 per night you get to camp just over the dunes from a beach with coral and tropical fish just metres off-shore. No expensive boat rides needed to snorkel on the reef here ! The main reef is just a few hundred metres off-shore, close enough to easily hear the waves crashing on it.
The coral is mainly of the hard varieties, and perhaps not so colourful as in other places, but the fish were !
These photos were taken with a Panasonic Lumix waterproof camera, the focusing was a bit slow underwater, especially when using telephoto. The auto focus could n’t keep up with the wave movement on the surface, I found you had to use the wide-angle setting and dive closer to get accurate focus.

This fellow was easy to snap, he was n't going anywhere

This fellow was easy to snap, he was n’t going anywhere

And at the end of a pleasant day snorkelling, you could sit on the beach with your choice of beverage and watch the sun setting over the ocean, like this :

There is nothing like a sunset over the ocean, is there ?

There is nothing like a sunset over the ocean, is there ?

About Mike

A recently retired "Baby Boomer" , looking forward to having more time for my photography and travel.
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