Thursday, 31 October 2013

Pygmy Seahorse

 I didn't actually see this little critter with the naked eye - it's only half a centimetre tall and my eyes are not that good underwater!! However, it was pointed out by our guide at Menjangan Island off  the NW coast of Bali and I was lucky enough to capture it in the camera. It just looks like a little pink piece of fan coral but is given away by its little tail hanging on. You may need to zoom in to see it!!

Black Tipped Reef Shark

I was lucky to capture this shot as this was one of only three sharks we saw on our week diving around Menjangan Island of the NW coast of Bali in Indonesia. These sharks seemed quite timid and cruised past when we were in deeper water. This one was under two metres long.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Orange Spotted Trevally

This shot was taken at the Coral Gardens dive site off Menjangan Island in North West Bali, Indonesia last week. The Orange Spotted Trevally,  sometimes known as the Gold Spotted Trevally is fairly common from the Red Sea to Japan in tropical waters. This is the first time I have seen this species but this one followed me for several minutes.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Leaf Scorpionfish

This shot was taken last week on a reef at Menjangan Island off the northwest coast of Bali in Indonesia. This is the first of a series of posts I will make over the next few days and will show a small sample of the life on the reefs around the island. I was there for a week and did a total of 15 dives around the island. The name Menjangan means deer in Indonesian because of the deer who swim to the island periodically. The island lies close to Bali and just across the strait from Java.