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My choice as an outstanding photo is the garden eel portrait. It may have been made with a remote controlled camera – or a very good telephoto lens.

You can’t get closer than maybe 5 meters from a garden eel without it slipping into it’s hole in the sand.

To obtain a portrait like this is not easy.

Last week I read in the English \Taipei Times\ newspaper of an underwater photographic exhibition at Taiwan’s National Museum, in the 228 Peace Park, walking distance from my hotel in Taipei.

What a pleasant surprise to see maybe 100 large color framed photographs taken underwater around Taiwan. Plus a continuous video showing what appears to be volcanic gas erupting from a coral reef offshore.

At first it looked like a scuba tank inside in a cave with the valve open full. With no English narration it was a mystery until the film ran again and it became an obvious thermal emission.

The exhibition runs several weeks, is accompanied by excellent front-of-house advertising and quality posters. They even have a couple of store dummies dressed in tank and wet suits suspended from a ceiling downstairs.

Some other interesting subject were: (to be continued – click REFRESH)

Author: thejohnharding3

This blog is a combination of: 1. Polynesian atolls 'people of the sea' (1969) 2. Australian surfing and spear fishing 1960s 3. Underwater photography and film making CONTENTS are mixed. Use 'categories' 'search' or scroll through. In time more text will be added to existing posts. (REFRESH your browser). Enjoy the contents, tell friends.