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UW Photos – Palau 3

Suka …. from underwater

Yes, that is an underwater photo. One of my artistic endeavors. You would think I would run out of things to take photos of, but, I must tell you that I now have a collection of over 1600 “keepers” just from Palau! If you consider that I usually trash a good three quarters of all the photos I take you can see I  have been a busy girl!

Now on to the fun stuff. I will start off with the new nudibranches I have found since they are my favorite photo subjects. I have even gone so far as to purchase a outrageously expensive Nudibranch ID book so I could tell you all the latin names… which I am sure you are dying to know!

This little fella is about the length of my (shortly trimmed) little fingernail.

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Another cutie… about 2 inches long.

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Looks like a black horse with green spots!

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One of my very favorites! Looks like he’s smiling at me!

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This is a pretty big guy, about 3 inches long.

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Very common, also. But I never tire of finding them.

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I call this one the Volkswagon… it’s kinda shaped like one.

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This is a “fried egg knobby”!

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This one’s the “carpet”.

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My newest discovery. He is only about 1/4″ long.

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Doug with one of my small critters.

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One of many flatworms I have found.

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Another flatworm. Notice the “horns” made by curling the front end of the body.

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Here are a few more “small” critters I have photographed.

An extremely tiny yellow snail.

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A pair of clear shrimp.

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The front end of a pencil sized sea cucumber.

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A small crab tucked inside a coral.

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A brittle starfish.

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Hermit crab.

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Christmas Tree feather worms.

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The following photos are of some of the other wonderful things I have found to photograph under water. Enjoy!

Starfish.

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Giant clam.

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Lionfish.

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Sea Cucumber.

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Cuttlefish.

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Sea Anenome with Anenome fish.

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Sea Cucumber.

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Trumpet fish.

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Crown of Thorns starfish.

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Sea turtle with Ramora.

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Rockfish.

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Another Anenome fish.

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A feather star fish on a sea fan coral.

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Coral.

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Feather star fish in front of leather coral.

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Fan coral.

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Close-up of a giant clam.

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Leather coral.

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The sun and a school of fish.

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Reflections of a tree branch.

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Yes, I have taken a few above water shots. The most interesting thing I found above water are the pitcher plants. They tend to grow on the sunny side of the islands suspended on the shear cliffs.

A cluster of pitcher plants.

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Close-up of a pitcher plant.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed the latest from Palau. Next update will, hopefully, be from the Philippines. I will let you all know when that happens!

One comment

  1. the depth and breadth of the beautiful sights seem endless and you have captured moments in time…
    well done, well done indeed



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