HERO ARIEL SHOT OF PALAU IN THE BAG (phew)

Few ariel photographs define a destination like this one of Palau (..and I’m relieved to have captured it after four overcast days)

 

This time, all the ingredients needed for a hero shot were there – sunshine, clear skies (with a few puffy clouds), the right tide, minimal wind, a helicopter and – beneath us – the world heritage listed cluster of Palau islands. I had come a long way hoping for this photograph.

And it just gets better. We went from here around the same islands by boat most of the afternoon and captured some glorious photographs then finished the day with a culture shoot celebrating Palau’s first child ritual. The next day, we shot Jelly Fish lake – millions of the critters rolling off you as you snorkelled through the water. Wait ’til you see the photographs (next post).

Its days like these that make me glad to be a photographer.