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Reef And Ocean

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 25 January 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

Most of the Islands of French Polynesia are surrounded by a coral reef. The turquoise water of the lagoon inside the reef is shallow compared the the deep blue ocean. Each lagoon is filled with marine life.
(This shot was through a scratched and dirty plane window and through some low clouds.)

*In January, 2013 I got to go on my bucket list dream trip to the French Polynesian Islands of Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora. Some photos were posted here on Aminus3 at that time, but there are so many more that I never got to. I will revisit the beautiful island of Bora Bora for this next series.

NIKON D5000 1/350 second F/11.0 ISO 500 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

De belles teintes

25 Jan 2019 5:14am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful composition. I like to see the lagoons from the sky or a summit

25 Jan 2019 5:46am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning view.

25 Jan 2019 6:17am

yoshimiparis from France

actually, minus 20 degrees under zero it's a little bit
Beautiful picture

25 Jan 2019 7:07am

@yoshimiparis: I think this was for Jypyä Pop. :-) It was not 20 below in Tahiti.

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

You can indeed very nicely see the separation between ocean and reef through the breaking white waves.

25 Jan 2019 8:32am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very nice capture from the air.

25 Jan 2019 10:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Surf's up :)

25 Jan 2019 11:07am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

beautifully captured from above

25 Jan 2019 2:02pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice view

25 Jan 2019 2:44pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...fantastic view here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 Jan 2019 2:52pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


25 Jan 2019 3:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a lovely view from above

25 Jan 2019 4:05pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful , a superb image .

25 Jan 2019 4:09pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully photographed from the plane.

25 Jan 2019 4:54pm

marije from ardèche, France

quelles superbes tonalités

25 Jan 2019 5:35pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Still makes for a gorgeous view.

25 Jan 2019 6:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a great shot that shows the color difference in the waters. The surf nicely outlines where the reef edge is located.

25 Jan 2019 6:48pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Wonderful view!!

25 Jan 2019 9:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful view of the island! Beautiful shades of blue. I like how the island is outlined by the white waves.

25 Jan 2019 11:42pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful shot !

26 Jan 2019 1:51am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Oh!! This is fantastic - and a brilliant image below with the shining sea ;-)

26 Jan 2019 1:54am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vbande blanche quei suit la côte et vue quelle doucuer sueprbe
belle journée

26 Jan 2019 2:19am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

gorgeous island

26 Jan 2019 3:47am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful view captured from the air. Lovely shades of blue and white.

26 Jan 2019 4:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing view & atmosphere!

26 Jan 2019 5:26pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, a stunning image

27 Jan 2019 2:11am

1/350 second
ISO 500
57 mm (35mm equiv.)