Under grey skies I headed to a local reef late yesterday for some snorkelling on the low tide. I hoped to take a few photos underwater. The colour palette along the ocean shoreline offered little more than greys, browns and black. The cool southerly made me glad I had opted for an old winter wetsuit and a neoprene cap.
The two locations at which I had chosen to submerge myself looked colourless and cold. They also looked quite unpromising for my underwater photographic mission.
I slid into the water from a seated position with my wetsuit sliding surprisingly better than I had anticipated on the shiny layer of wet sponges. After surfacing and composing myself, my first proper view through the mask revealed a breathtaking profusion of colourful and exotic marine plants.
The sole purpose of this post is to share something of the great natural beauty in which I immersed myself for an hour or so.