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Sun, December 30, 2007

Lembeh 2007 Favorite of the Day, December 30, 2007    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

We encountered many juvenile cuttlefish on this trip to Lembeh, in all different sizes. This was a juvie who was curious about me, but trying to stay a little hidden next to some lavendar colored algae.

Juvie cuttle


Sun, December 23, 2007

Lembeh 2007 Favorite of the Day, December 23, 2007    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

It was hard for me to choose my first favorite of the day from this trip. I decided to go with this harlequin shrimp, since I’ve seen harlequins so rarely in the past. I have seen them deep within a cauliflower coral in Kona. I saw a beautiful pair in Papua New Guinea. And I saw a pair in Thailand at Richeliu Rock. We’d heard there was a pair at a dive site in Lembeh Strait, so we talked to the guides and made plans to go there. We saw them on two different dives on this site. The first time, the pair was walking around a small cluster of coral, a cleaning station type area. That is when I took this photo. I believe they were hunting for sea stars, their favorite food. The second time, a few days later, they were away from the coral and hiding in some mucky sponges, along with a red sea star that they were eating, so they had been successful in their hunt. They are beautiful shrimp.

harlequin shrimp


Sat, December 15, 2007

My 2008 calendar is available..    [ Photography,Website updates ]

I’ve gotten my 2008 calendar done and uploaded to Cafe Press. You can look and purchase one here, or click on the calendar image.

2008 calendar


Tue, December 11, 2007

NCUPS SEA 2007 Photo Competition (or, Hey, I won somethin’..)    [ Photography ]

My photo of a purple rhinopias in Lembeh Strait from last year won a 1st place in Open Macro at the NCUPS SEA 2007 competition this year. Here’s the photo:


The winners list is here.


Sat, December 08, 2007

Lembeh 2007 Gallery and Slideshows    [ Diving,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

I have now posted the gallery for the 2007 Lembeh Strait trip:


Also on that page are PC (EXE) and Mac (Flash) versions of a multimedia slideshow.




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