Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites

Best Of 2009

(January 1st - December 30th, 2009)

Ned Chiariello

A Museum with Color

Richard Chesher

Underwater Coral Reef Ilot Maitre Marine Reserve New Caledonia

Ilot Maitre, Noumea, New Caledonia

December 1, 2009

Loading panorama viewer ...
Configuring ...

© 2009 Richard Chesher, All Rights Reserved.


Coral Reef Reserve New Caledonia

This lovely coral reef is just off the wharf of the l'Escapade Island Resort on Ilot Maitre, New Caledonia. Ilot Maitre is a special marine reserve and the entire reef is protected against harming the marine life in any way. The fish are abundant and friendly and the coral reef vibrantly alive.

Only about 7 nautical miles from downtown Noumea, the island is part of the New Caledonia Lagoon UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For full information on the New Caledonia lagoon, with more underwater and surface sphere images, see the Rocket Tourism Guide to New Caledonia and, for boaters, the Cruising Guide to New Caledonia.
Tourism Photography in New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Anchorages and Dive spots in New Caledonia
Canon D30 with Sigma 6mm lens in an Ikelite underwater housing. Snorkel depth, done while holding my breath.

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation. Webdesign © by Martin Geier www.geiervisuell.com