Underwater Photography
Shooting Shallow Shooting Shallow At Wakatobi, it's easy to create stellar images while snorkeling On any given day at Wakatobi, you may find a dozen or... Continue reading

Underwater Photography

Diving the reefs at Wakatobi The Private Dive Experience the private dive experience

The ultimate underwater experiences start with Wakatobi’s dive guides Wakatobi is well known for its pristine reefs, abundant marine life and spectacular natural setting. But there’s another aspect to the diving and snorkeling experience at our resort that guests say is equally as appealing, and that’s the unrivaled level of attention and assistance our dive […]

Pygmy Seahorse _Richard Smith Horses of a different color horses of a different color

Though you might not guess it based on name or appearance, seahorses are actually fish, and pygmy seahorses are some of the smallest fishes in the sea—the largest specimens would barely stretch across a silver dollar coin.   Their tiny size and near-perfect camouflage kept pygmies hidden from humans until very recently. Now, however, they […]

Cuttlefish_photo by Mark_Snyder Kings of Camouflage kings of camouflage

It could be lurking close by, blending in perfectly with the coral reef or a sea grass bed. But unless it chooses to reveal itself, you could swim right by this alien-like creature without even knowing it was there. Sometimes referred to as “the chameleon of the sea,” cuttlefish have a remarkable ability to rapidly […]

Sunset_photo Mark Snyder Sunrise to Sunset sunrise to sunset

Wakatobi guests Allan Saben and Erik Schlögl share a sample of their images taken one day – from sunrise to sunset, during a visit to Wakatobi. Enjoy this photo essay and learn about some of Wakatobi’s interesting marine life subjects.   It’s a new day on the coral reef and the first dive on the […]

Feature Vicariously Yours_Didi Lotze Vicariously Yours vicariously yours

A virtual tour of one perfect day at Wakatobi Our guests often describe their time at Wakatobi in superlatives and glowing terms. No description or photo can fully capture the adventure and magic that is Wakatobi. But you can enjoy a tantalizing taste of what awaits by joining us for a “virtual slice of life” […]

Trail Blazer Beyond the Bathtub beyond the bathtub

Sponges are much more than cleaning accessories, they are the ocean’s original reef builders. Did you know that sponges (Phylum Porifera) are one of the oldest simple multicellular organisms in the animal kingdom? In other words, they’ve been around a long, long time, first appearing in the ocean more than half a billion years ago. […]

Anthias_photo Steve Miller Look Back! look back!

With all there is to explore and find, it’s smart to keep one eye on the reef and the other eye out in the open. And yes, do look back! When diving or snorkeling Wakatobi’s reefs, teeming with wondrous and colorful marine life, finding the tiniest, most bizarre critters can quickly turn into a highly […]

Hawfish_pink reef_Mark Snyder Fish Tails vs Fish Tales fish tails vs fish tales

The goal of every photographer is to bring back memorable images from those great moments spent beneath the waves. Some of the most challenging images to capture are those close ups with the fish looking back at you with curiosity, rather than running off in the opposite direction or taking refuge in the reef. So […]