Snorkeling uber fishy eastern Indonesia
I really enjoy the challenge of trying to take photos of colorful tropical fishes while snorkeling and free-diving. It began in 2012 when I started writing my first book on marine life that can be seen while snorkeling in the Philippines and continues to this day. Even years after finishing my second book, I still find myself challenged by capturing the ‘perfect’ image of some of the more colorful (and elusive) tropical fishes that inhabit diverse coral reefs.
The best places in the world to find these dazzling residents of the reef are, of course, in uber fishy eastern Indonesia where locations such as Alor, the Banda Islands, and Raja Ampat exist. Well over 1600 species of tropical marine fishes can be found in these regions, making them my favorite places to go to ‘shoot fish’. Below are just some of the photos I managed to capture while visiting these magnificent destinations.