Tuesday, 4 June 2013

ABC Wednesday, U for Under Water World.

Every body who has seen the Great Barrier Reef , knows what is meant by the Under Water World. It is a world which is so fascinating that you want to stay there for a while. It's a fairytale world.

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The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland
Country Australia








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The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi).The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

I have seen this Great Barrier reef twice. Both times we were in a boat with a glass bottom so that we could see around us. The first time, in 1996, my daughter and I went swimming near the  Quicksilver platform, where the Quicksilver catamaran, by which we were taken to the Reef, was moored. My husband didn't join us then, but he took photos. (not these photos!)
The second time was in 2000.

All photos taken by Steve Parish

Harlequin Tusk Fish         Stripey Snapper                                          

Threadfin Coralfish            Squirrelfish                             

Black-spotted  Goatfish              Black-tipped Rock Cod                                          

Striped Butterflyfish with a Damselfish          Scorpionfish                                                  

Anemone Fish


























































We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with U.



30 comments:

Cloudia said...

thanks, Wil!

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Sylvia K said...

Wonderful post for the day, Wil, and what a beautiful baby!! Perfect header! Have a great week!

Kay said...

There's so much of Australia I have yet to see. Looks like this will have to go on my bucket list. I love all the fish.

ladyfi said...

I learnt to dive on the Great Barrier Reef! Thanks for the good memories.

anthonynorth said...

That's a place I'd love to see.

Indrani said...

It is a different world there! So beautiful!

The Weaver of Grass said...

We have never been to Australia Wil and I don't suppose we will get there now, but whenever I see film of it I am amazed at the colour.

Carver said...

Great post. The underwater world is magnificent.

Ann said...

I think it would be fantastic to go in a glass-bottom boat. What wonderful treasures there are to see.
Ann

photowannabe said...

That truly is a different world beneath the sea.
You were so fortunate to see it for your self.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

I would love to be able to see it one day.

richies said...

I have never been to the Great Barrier Reef, But I have been to the Belize Barrier Reef several times. It is incredible!
An Arkies Musings

Hildred said...

Wonderful photos and video, Wil. That must have been a great experience.

Roger Owen Green said...

Huh - coulda sworn I'd left you a comment days ago. Anyway, a lovely set of fish!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

If only I could see it for myself some day! sigh!

Leslie
abcw team

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you for sharing such beautiful creatures that live under water!

ChrisJ said...

We spent a fascinating day there on our trip to Australia.

Jama said...

We both choose underwater world this week, but mine in in Langkawi, Malaysia which I just came back from a few days ago.

Martha said...

Fascinating. I think that would be an incredible place to visit. You are truly blessed.

LONDONLULU said...

How wondrous - your husband took some beautiful photos. I find it an utterly enchanting world and hope to visit it one day!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I must go there ANOTHER TIME i GO TO aUSTRALIA.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I tried scuba diving once but this is the way I prefer to see fish, in pictures or a fish tank! Beautiful pictures!

Leovi said...

Yes, I would visit the barrier reef, great photos!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful underwater world. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my goodness Wil, those are incredible. I wish I could visit the Reef. (The glass bottom boat would be wonderful for me. I have claustrophobia and can't handle snorkling. I love to swim, just can't stand the mask on my face).

Chubskulit Rose said...

It would be nice to explore Aussie!

Universal Wrap
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Gattina said...

I love to go under water in a well closed glass boat ! I like swimming but no water in my face, lol !

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Hazel Ceej said...

The underwater world has always fascinated me. Great photos you shared; enjoyed them a lot. My friends are planning to dive at the Great Barrier Reef. Guess I'm planning to tag along.

Hazel

Reader Wil said...

Hi Hazel! I tried to find your blog, but in vain. Thank you for your comment.

Lise said...

Wow, your under water world is fantastic, perhaps some day I'll be able to see it in person. And what adorable grandchildren you have!