Fiji Islands Aerial Coral Reef Photos

During my last trip to Fiji aboard the Naia, I spent time between dives photographing the gorgeous coral reefs from the air. The most productive areas were the Vatu-i-ra Seascape and around Namena Marine Reserve.  We would make 4-5 dives each day on these reefs and, as I had experienced a few years earlier, making nice images of the reef scenery was easy.  Underwater reefscape images in Fiji practically take themselves, the reefs are so beautiful. But on this trip I wanted to capture a different angle to complement the underwater views so folks who don’t dive might have pictures they could relate to. The individual frames my drone Superfly shoots are quite detailed, however, I prefer to compose large aerial panoramas made up of 9 to 27 individual images, the goal being enormous, highly detailed illustrations.  In a few of these views you can see Naia, one of the finest liveaboard vessels in the world, to give the scene some scale.  Cheers, and thanks for looking!

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34680
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji
Image ID: 34681
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34683
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Island, Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve

Aerial View of Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34685
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji, Vatu I Ra Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji
Image ID: 34688
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji

Aerial view of Mount Mutiny, a spectacular coral bommie in the Bligh Waters of Fiji, Vatu I Ra Passage

Aerial view of Mount Mutiny, a spectacular coral bommie in the Bligh Waters of Fiji
Image ID: 34689
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji
Image ID: 34691
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji