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!

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One thought on “UW Photos – Palau 3

  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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