This is a close up photo taken while snorkeling in the Ras Muhammed national park, a protected location, near the tourist town of Sharm el Sheikh. Snorkeling is on the must do list of everybody, with snorkeling locations fairly close by. The photo was taken with a waterproof camera (here is such a camera - Olympus TG-320 Water Proof camera). Using a waterproof camera in such close quarters can make for a very interesting photo. I like the feel of this photo, but one needs to read that it was taken while snorkeling to actually understand what it actually is.
A man propelling himself to the front in the snorkeling zone of the Ras Muhammed marine park near Sharm el Sheikh in the Red Sea. There were many small sections of coral reef in the park, and they were fairly close by. So you see one coral reef, and then move to the next set of coral reefs through shallow water (well, about 10-15 feet in depth) by swimming from one location to another. In this case the person was not wearing a life jacket, and knew enough about swimming to easily move from one location to another. So there is a lot of movement of the feet, but not much of hands.
A set of people doing snorkeling in the water of the Red Sea near Sharm el Sheikh. During the day, just off the land and pretty close to the shore, there are a large number of people who come there for snorkeling (coming via ship or through the overland route from Sharm el Sheikh). At times, you can get a big group of people doing snorkeling among reefs that are not very distant from each other. So, in this photo, even while taking this photo, there were people all around me, just in front of me, even closer where you can see the splashing of water right in front.
A rubber tube can be real useful when you are in water that is deeper than you height, and in these snorkeling areas, the height was anywhere between 10 and 20 feet. So you had a rubber tube that was used by 3 to 4 tourists doing snorkeling. They would clutch onto a rubber tube, and be face down (even though they were already wearing life vests and hence may not really need a rubber tube) so that they could easily watch the coral reefs located below the surface of water and also see the colorful fish that were nearby.
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