The Great Barrier Reef, Australia 

April-May 2018   Set 1

 

What a thrill to spend a total of thirty-four hours in the waters thirty-five to

thirty-seven miles off Port Douglass and Cairns, Australia, and a couple of

from-shore excursions near Sydney.  I have opted to post huge sets of photos

rather than scores of smaller sets.  Hope you enjoy.

 

Click on picture to see the full image and see the creature identification.

Clicking on the "Show More" button at bottom of each section will reveal more pictures.

blue grouper 6
blue grouper 6
clown anemonefish 23
clown anemonefish 23
stony corals of the great barrier reef (195)
stony corals of the great barrier reef (195)
map puffer 1
map puffer 1
three-spot squirrelfish 5
three-spot squirrelfish 5
moorish idol  (2)
moorish idol (2)
steephead parrotfish
steephead parrotfish
giant tunicate 12
giant tunicate 12
black tip reef shark  7' long
black tip reef shark 7' long
stony corals of the great barrier reef (8)
stony corals of the great barrier reef (8)
surf parrotfish 3
surf parrotfish 3
six-banded angelfish (2)
six-banded angelfish (2)
persian carpet flatworm 1
persian carpet flatworm 1
freckled hawkfish 8
freckled hawkfish 8
corals of the great barrier reef (361)
corals of the great barrier reef (361)
stony corals of the great barrier reef (345)
stony corals of the great barrier reef (345)
whitespotted blenny.jpg
whitespotted blenny.jpg
white-belly damsel
white-belly damsel
white scroll alga 2.jpg
white scroll alga 2.jpg
threadfin butterflyfish  juvenile
threadfin butterflyfish juvenile
volcano shrimpgoby (4)
volcano shrimpgoby (4)
violet-lined parrotfish
violet-lined parrotfish
sheet corals of the great barrier reef  (64)
sheet corals of the great barrier reef (64)
stony corals of the great barrier reef (183)
stony corals of the great barrier reef (183)
wandering cowrie  11
wandering cowrie 11
verigated urchin  pink variation
verigated urchin pink variation
waratah anemone7
waratah anemone7
stony corals of the great barrier reef (115)
stony corals of the great barrier reef (115)
star corals of the great barrier reef (9)
star corals of the great barrier reef (9)
staghorn corals of the great barrier reef (4)
staghorn corals of the great barrier reef (4)
soft corals of the great barrier reef (8)
soft corals of the great barrier reef (8)
small-spotted dart 3
small-spotted dart 3
silver grunter  juveniles  .jpg
silver grunter juveniles .jpg
senator wrasse 1
senator wrasse 1
sharpnose sandperch 2.jpg
sharpnose sandperch 2.jpg
sixbar wrasse (2)
sixbar wrasse (2)
sheet corals of the great barrier reef  (64)
sheet corals of the great barrier reef (64)
vagabond butterflyfish
vagabond butterflyfish
slender feather star 3
slender feather star 3
six-banded angelfish 13
six-banded angelfish 13