View Full Version : Awesome pics of Palau by my cousin David

05-09-2014, 07:48 AM

David's a world class photographer working as a photo journalist in Malaysia/Singapore and around Asia for Reuters.

Here's his blog on Reuters:


Just thought I'd share some of his most recent underwater photographs with my Canreef family.



05-09-2014, 02:08 PM
great shots! i've always dreamed of diving this place!

love the shots of the jellies!

however, it kinda irks me when i see people touch the animals re: that guy man-handling the napoleon wrasse :sad:

05-09-2014, 07:39 PM
Definitely a bucket list place for me. Great images, thanks for the share!

05-10-2014, 04:38 AM
Enjoyed that

05-10-2014, 09:40 PM
NIIIIIIICE!!! Thanks for the share Anthony!

Scuba Diver Gal
05-10-2014, 09:46 PM
YAY! We are going to Palau in March 2015!!! Can't wait!!! Thanks for the photos!

Scuba Diver Gal
05-11-2014, 09:58 PM
Looked at the photos on a larger screen, wow is your cousin ever talented!

I love the photo of the Napoleon Wrasse with his face in the diver's hand and the close ups of the jellyfish, our world is a wonderful place!

Do you know why the divers are tethered to the reef? I know the currents out there are strong, but must be ripping to have to tether to a line...Unless it's for another reason.

05-11-2014, 10:15 PM
I think they are tethered because of the current and so they can concentrate on their underwater photography, rather than trying to stay in place. It would be very easy for them to become separated in a strong current if everyone is untethered and focused on getting that "perfect" shot, rather than where all the other divers are situated.

This is just a guess.


Scuba Diver Gal
05-11-2014, 10:18 PM
It's so cool that he took those photos though...

We just got caught in some ripping current in Grand Cayman in March. We got carried about a mile off shore, had to get a fishing boat to radio the dive boat where we were. It was pretty scary.

Thanks again for sharing the photos! I will follow more of your cousin's incredible photos!

05-15-2014, 10:46 AM
Sweet stuff!

05-15-2014, 03:13 PM
The Tether lines are so you don't have to constantly swim against the current.
Its like a standard drift dive, But the tether hooks will be placed along the dive route.
Allowing you stop and take pictures or look around without sucking through all your air fighting the current.

11-16-2017, 08:36 AM
You are right, he really is a meticulous photographer.

11-18-2017, 04:15 AM
David would be happy to know so many people here have enjoyed and admired his photographs.


02-20-2018, 06:55 PM
Photos are very bright and beautiful, congratulations! Recently I found the article underwater photography tips http://fixthephoto.com/blog/photo-tips/underwater-photography-tips.html maybe it will be useful to you! Let me know if you liked it!

02-21-2018, 10:56 PM
Anthony, do you ahve a new link? That old one is giving a 404 Page not Found.