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Published on November 11th, 2023 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: November 2023 Report

Novembers club night welcomed current member & keen under water photographer Chris Dean, who through the magic of his photos, took us to the pre-historic volcanic region of the Maldives, famed for its turquoise beaches & relaxing beach get away resorts.

Every few months, Chris & his wife & their long-term friends, fly over to the Maldives and through the magic of planes & water taxis, base themselves in an idyllic beach facing hotel where they snorkel the local waters.

Chris showed us photos of his trip which varied from the copious amounts of friendly tortoises to the Black-tipped reef sharks and Nurse sharks, which are extremely difficult to photograph, given their nocturnal lifestyle.
In the shallower waters, Chris finds colourful Powder Tangs, Trevally, Snapper, Trigger fish, Convict Tangs (who he remarked on how wonderful they were as coral dwellers!)
Further afield Chris photographs Yellow snapper, Sweet lips and the extremely nest protective Titan trigger fish. He recalled a story of how he was very close to being bitten recently when he ventured too close on a dive.
Chris also likes to photograph Clown trigger fish (aka Finding Nemo!) and Picasso Tangs which are notorious as they are very quick and illusive, even to the naked eye. Amongst Chris favourite sea life who reside in the Maldives are the colony of Rays, which include Porcupine Ray, Feather tailed Sting Rays & Manta Rays.

We welcome new members to our Society nights on the first Wednesday of each month. Website and contact: for further information.

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