Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall

Coral on the Wall

Coral on the Wall

To a Scuba diver, a wall means something very special. Jumping into the water from the back of the boat, we descended to about 30 feet and finned along a sandy bottom for a short distance until we came to the edge. The sandy bottom disappeared and below us was the vertical wall descending to what seemed like infinity, and along its structure, amazing corals, tiny shrimp, anemonies, fish. Frequently swimming along the wall out in the blue, we saw Eagle Rays and sharks – they seem to like to cruise at around eighty feet.

Certain parts of the world host coral reefs living along these walls – Grand Cayman is famous for them – with the wall extending several thousand feet into the depths. This particular lovely coral lives on the walls of Belize in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll system. I love the textures and colors of these amazing colonies of creatures. So here is my offering for this week’s challenge – and it seems to be celebrating the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, doesn’t it?

To learn more about the Weekly Photo Challenge, click here.

21 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall

  1. St. Patrick’s Day coral? Amazing! 🙂

    janet

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Amy says:

    Swimming along the coral wall, what an adventure! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photo and interesting info! Have a wonderful weekend, Cathy. :).

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    That’s lovely. Has a 3D look to it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Amy Reese says:

    Spectacular, Cathy. I can’t imagine the depths of the walls you describe. Happy St. Patty’s Day!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. That coral looks much more fascinating that some of the art on display in MoMA, Cathy.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. This is, very simply: stunning! It could be a land formation from the air, an undersea formation (as it clearly is), or so many other things. The colors, the shape, the texture… really, stunning.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks so much, Dawn. And thanks for the extended visit! It’s always so nice to see you and I know you’ve been very busy with the Huff Post. How is that going?

      Like

      • I save all of my favorite bloggers/posts in a special file, and get to them as soon as I can. You are tops in that file, Cathy! Sorry that I haven’t been as on top of that lately! Huff Post is fine… good… a challenge. It has held me back from my own blog, a bit. I am working to stay authentic in my writing, and not worry too much about the (sometimes) harsh HP crowd. That said, my personal life has just been BUSY, with family, Hospice, community stuff… and I need to find a writing groove, and stick to it. Thanks for the support and encouragement! I always come back to your photos, for my dose of peace and beauty! xox

        Like

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    A beautiful color for the day. Imagine looking down the wall from above resembles looking off a cliff.

    Like

  8. Brigitte says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Cathy. That looks like the perfect beautiful green.

    Like

  9. marydpierce says:

    I had seen this quickly on my phone when you posted it. I’m glad I remembered to come back and take a closer look on my computer. This is spectacular. And I love the detail you provide in the description. Never having scuba dived anywhere other than the lake I grew up on (and not a whole lot to see there), it’s hard for me to imagine the immenseness — several thousand feet into the depths?!

    In my next life, I want to be you. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Mary. Yes, those walls in Grand Cayman are pretty amazing. Unfortunately because of the nature of water, one really can’t see beyond 100+ feet and that’s really good visibility – but just knowing how deep the water is can be kind of mind blowing! Thanks so much for taking the time to get a better look at the post. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      Like

Feel free to leave a comment, you know you want to...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s