Had some great photo ops in Menjangan today that you might enjoy.
Trumpetfish shadow hunts with a pretty angelfish
Giant frogfish is perched on a sponge in Menjangan
The ever-so-hard-to photograph elusive batfish (aka spadefish)
They have the reproductive organs of both sexes. They can mate with any other adult that happens to pass by—doubles their chances of ‘getting lucky.’ The male and female sexual openings are on the right sides of their bodies.
Can I buy you a drink?
A group of Mexichromis hooking up
Previous posts showed photos of nudibranchs and flighty fish shot in March; here are a few more of some other reef denizens. The turtle was in Menjangan; the others were all in Pemuteran Bay.
Get these remoras off my belly!
This poor turtle was being menaced by some pesky remoras (barely visible on his belly in this photo). When the turtle was first spotted, they were riding his back; then he would get under an overhang to knock them off, and they would migrate to his underside. He would squirm on the bottom and they’d move back to his shell. I felt sorry for the guy.
Whadda YOU looking at?
Octopus slipping back into his hole on Temple Wall
Anemone showing its purple underside
The photo wench doesn’t usually shoot fish–especially flighty fidgety ones–but got a few lucky shots this month.
Juvenile Sweetlips are super-challenging to shoot
Juvenile boxfish–I just love these guys
Striped triplefin blennies don’t usually let you get too close
Hypselodoris-bullockii from Menjangan
Halgerda-batangas from Temple Wall
Chromodoris-quadricolor from Menjangan
Flabellina from Temple Wall
Flabellina from Midway
The retired resident photo wench is obsessed with nudibranchs–here are some favorites from the dives made in March.