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Second and third dive – Lembeh Strait

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23 September 2009

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Our second dive today is in Jahir I, named after the one of the pioneer Indonesian dive guides, Jahir! It was spectacular. I’m running out of superlatives here and pretty soon, I’m going to sound boring. Too much of !!!!! Third dive was in Airbajo I. Here are some pictures to show what our underwater adventure this day was like:

Harlequin or Ornate ghost pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) looking very pretty against a spongeHarlequin or Ornate ghost pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) looking very pretty against a sponge Perfect art in nature. A star shaped pincushion starfish (Culcita novaeguinea) Perfect art in nature. A star shaped pincushion starfish (Culcita novaeguinea) Baby flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) soooo very cute Baby flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) soooo very cute. "Where's my mommy?" Pretty in Pink. Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) on a pink spongePretty in Pink. Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) on a pink sponge Tiny Allied cowrie (Phenacovolva angasi) on a whip coralTiny Allied cowrie (Phenacovolva angasi) on a whip coral with open feeding polyps A big Orangutan crab (Achaeus Japonicus) on a spongeA big Orangutan crab (Achaeus Japonicus) on a sponge A Pygmy cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) trying to hide under a leafA Pygmy cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) trying to hide under a leaf Big Zebra crab (Zebrida adamsii) on a Fire urchin (Asthenosoma varium)Big Zebra crab (Zebrida adamsii) on a Fire urchin (Asthenosoma varium)

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  • Sachin

    Brilliant blog Stella! The photos are awesome, what equipment did you use to take the photos? It would be great if you could also share the EXIF details of these photos.

  • http://www.triggerfishimages.com.au David Wachenfeld

    Hi Stella, Hi Yogi
    Congratulations on this amazing
    project! The photos are absolutely
    fabulous and it’s great to watch your
    progress on the blog. Keep up the
    good work!!
    Cheers
    David

    • Stella Chiu-Freund

      Wonderful to hear from you David! And reading comments really make our day. Many thanks! Cheers, Stella & Yogi

  • http://www.marineencounters.com.au Linda

    These pictures are absoulutely stunning, so much diversity and did I hear you say only 7 minutes from the resort??? Can this be possible? Mother nature is strutting her stuff and you guys are capturing it for all of us. Thank you!

  • Erwann & Jennifer

    Dear Stella & Yogi

    Caught up with John & Linda at Rosco’s wedding last night and they told us about your adventures……..WOW. The photos are amazing.
    Will keep track of your journey through the WWF blog.
    Happy adventures.

    Erwann, Jennifer & Djava (Cairns)

  • arie

    you are a profesional photograph ……