Corey Rich Production: Nikon – WP-N2 Waterproof Housing Campaign
The threat of impending weather in Fiji was on our radar as we finalized our plans to travel, however we still felt we had good odds. As soon as we landed the threat of real weather became more of a reality and ultimately imminent. A large cyclone was tracking over Samoa and locals on the island predicted the storm would do a one-eighty, turn around, pick up momentum and head right towards the Fijian Islands. Sure enough the locals were right, the cyclone was headed our way. Our condensed schedule became even tighter as we needed to pack in as much shooting as possible. Overnight water clarity around the islands lost its gin clear visibility as strong winds, currents and warming temperatures increased the amount of sediment in the water column. Fortunately, with the support of Sam Campbell and Mark Synder of Wet Art Productions and the dive crew at VoliVoli, we logged a few giant days and tons of time underwater allowing us to get what we needed before cyclone Evan hit Fiji.