Under the Sea

13 Jun

JATIN and I just got back from a fabulous, too-short trip to Cozumel, an island off the Yucatan coast of Mexico (more about that later). For now, I wanted to share a few photos I took while snorkeling right by Money Bar, not far from where we were staying. The marine life is so plentiful that you can literally step off the beach and stick your head into the water and be surrounded by the most colorful fish. (The last one was taken at Playa Chen Rio, on the eastern side of the island.)

I took the photographs with my old digital camera, my trusty Canon G9, in an underwater housing—just a plastic casing, really—I bought at B&H.

A magnetic Blue Tang

A magnetic Blue Tang

An unknown blue fish and an Angel fish

An unknown blue fish and an Angel fish

Angel fish burrows into the coral

Angel fish burrows into the coral

A school of vibrant Grunt Fish

A school of vibrant Grunt Fish

A fluttering fishie

A fluttering fishie

The Grouper just melded into the sandy bottom

The Grouper just melded into the sandy bottom

Grunt fish close up

Grunt fish close up

This sargeant major was fearless; it came right up to me, and I took this picture just before it took an exploratory nibble of my calf!

This sargeant major was fearless; it came right up to me, and I took this picture just before it took an exploratory nibble of my calf!

3 Responses to “Under the Sea”

  1. Shaunak 15 June 2011 at 9:57 AM #

    These are stunning Jayati. I had seen those underwater casings at BH…gotto get me one of those

    • Jayati Vora 15 June 2011 at 10:57 AM #

      Thanks Shaunak! My dream is to get a camera that allows me to take photos while diving–but those are crazy expensive.

  2. Shaunak 17 June 2011 at 4:18 PM #

    I thought there were similar waterproof casings for SLRs too

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