2010/08/09

東加鯨魚之旅--1

8/9~8/10 Day1.2

出發日 台北--新加坡--奧克蘭

好久沒有寫遊記了...東加是規劃將近一年多的行程,從去年五月在歐洲旅遊,接到Tony Wu的邀約(剛好兩位取消預定),難得的機會,讓我在巴黎街頭興奮許久,就這樣,命中註定我們要前往東加。

對於與鯨魚共游,其實沒什麼難度,關鍵在於體適能,我們前後在這一年,前往巴里島鍛鍊四次,包括海中長時間踢蛙,游泳技術與拿相機的穩定度,邊渡假邊鍛鍊的方式,就是希望與鯨魚共游可以達到最佳狀態。

關於水中拍攝鯨魚的技巧,這篇可供參考:

How to take whale photos in Tonga

而鯨魚為何會每年八月到十月,聚集在東加海域?為了交配,生育baby以及讓baby學習各種謀生技巧,牠們選擇天然環境良好的東加,等待十月過後,就要集體游往遙遠的南極大陸,尋找更多的食物!

關於鯨魚,這裡可以參考:

about humpback whales
我們先提早兩天到紐西蘭等待轉機,順便吃吃美食,再搭乘8/12從奧克蘭進入東加首都,之後再轉搭乘東加國內線到Vava'u群島,從8/12~8/21都會在這海域附近與鯨魚游泳,之後再搭乘8/21晚上班機,一路轉機回到台北(8/22)。


註:
攜帶的相機
D200, housed D700 , 隨身消費相機
鏡頭
70-200mm+1.4xTC(for above water, on boat) , 17-35mm (for underwater)
不用攜帶閃燈(規定的,而且自然光拍起來比較美)

值得注意的是,一般旅客前往東加可以三十天免簽證,台灣,則要事先提出申請,通過東加當局的許可,方可入境!

8 comments:

Kent Tsao said...

開場的文章
讓人非常期待接下來的遊記
除了期待接下來的文章
也在此預祝二位
這次的旅程平安順利
並且
收獲滿滿~

by Kent

CADiver said...

Same Next mini-dome port for the 17-35mm ?? Fits ?

CADiver said...

I meant the same Nexus mini dome port for the 17-35 ??

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