Tonga - photos of corals

Mike and Liz Downing
Tue 14 Dec 2010 07:51
The state of the coral varied from anchorage to anchorage. Some had clearly been killed off by storms/cyclones, being covered in sand. Others were still in fine condition, particularly just beyond anchorage 16 - called the Coral Gardens, and it was just like a garden with allsorts of colours. The following were taken around the anchorages. We use a standard digital camera, but in an underwater housing. It's good for close-ups, but you lose the colours and everything comes out blue if you get too far away.