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Feather Star Shrimp

Day 27 of Underwater Photo Challenge The shrimps live on a host feather star. They camouflage very well with their host and help the feather star cleaning their wastes. The […]

Common Clownfish

Day 26 of Underwater Photo Challenge I took many pictures of clownfish, I love watching them during my dives. There are at least 30 species recognized as part of its […]

Flounder Fish

Day 24 of Underwater Photo Challenge It is a family to the flatfish species. It is side-swimmer fish and a bottom-dwellers. Its two eyes located in one side and both […]

Octopus

Day 23 of Underwater Photo Challenge Octopus can kill you with their venoms. But, only a few octopus species that have such fatal venoms. Blue-ringed octopus is the most highly […]

Hawkfishes

Day 22 of Underwater Photo Challenge Luckily I have encountered several Hawksfish species during my diving holiday. They are normally active but often hiding behind gorgonians or soft corals when […]

Nudibranch Hypselodoris roo

Day 21 of Underwater Photo Challenge There is no nickname for this nudibranch but it has biology species name. I encountered the nudibranch in Bali (Indonesia) on my last diving […]

Titan Triggerfish

Day 20 of Underwater Photo Challenge Its size is up to 75 cm, large body and known by experienced scuba divers as an aggressive and fearless territorial fish. The fish […]

Trumpetfish

Day 18 of Underwater Photo Challenge It’s obvious how this fish gets its name. They can be identified easily due to their elongate body, with compressed head and a tubular […]

Sea Moths

Day 17 of Underwater Photo Challenge The sea moths crawl slowly on the sandy bottom of the seafloor, feeding on the small crustaceans.

Arrow Dart Goby

Day 16 of Underwater Photo Challenge Arrow dart goby usually can be found in pairs, near to their burrow. They will hide immediately as being approached too closely.

Saron Shrimp

Day 14 of Underwater Photo Challenge This colorful shrimp has several names such as Carid Shrimp, Eyespot Shrimp, Marble Shrimp, Saron Shrimp, and Spotted Marble Shrimp. The shrimp feeds on […]

Asia ›

Sunday Sunset in Sumba Island

A couple months ago, I had an opportunity to visit Sumba Island (Indonesia), a small island lies to the east of Bali. The Island is one of the Lesser Sunda […]

Ambon: Rising after Sectarian Conflicts

The sunset was beautifully reflected through the sea water of Ambon Bay (Maluku Province, Indonesia). It shone brightly in the dark, accompanied by a faint adhan sound (Islamic call to […]

Victoria Peak Hong Kong Night View

I guess many travelers are familiar with Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, where visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Hong Kong and its vibrant harbor. It is a very […]

Wordless Wednesday: House of Tan Teng Niah

A photos essay of House of Tan Teng Niah, a Chinese Residence in Little India (Singapore). More about this residence and Chinese history in Little India, please read post Residence of […]

Ecuador ›

Wildlife Wednesday: Magnificent Frigatebird

It was an exciting moment to see the Magnificent Frigatebirds in their habitat, North Seymour Island (Galapagos, Ecuador). Charles Darwin called the bird as ‘the Condor of the Oceans’. Its […]

Wildlife Wednesday: Galapagos Giant Tortoise

The Galápagos giant tortoise is considered as the largest living species of tortoise on this planet. Another giant tortoise species are available as well in Seychelles and Mauritius. We visited giant tortoise […]

Colorful Photos of Otavalo Market (Ecuador)

Located in Northern Ecuador, Otavalo is well known for its indigenous people, Otavalos and its market that surrounded by three volcanoes; Cotacachi, Mojanda, and Imbabura.   The Otavalo market is […]

USA ›

Colorful Texture of Antelope Canyon

Day 14 of April Landscape Photo Challenge The impressive texture of the canyon, one of my favourite places for photography. More about the canyon, please visit Antelope Canyon ~ A […]

Urban Landscape Pictures from Five Cities

Day Five of April Landscape Photo Challenge Let’s see if you are familiar with the following cities’ urban landscape. Chicago A city of 2.7 million population located next to Lake […]

Before the Crowds

Monochrome Monday Before the street music starts at New Orleans (Louisiana, USA). Unfortunately, the streets in the French Quarter were super busy at night, I was not comfortable to take […]

Willow Falls

It’s been a while since my last post. At this moment I am stunned with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties it has caused. For instance, my business […]

Christmas Tree in the Tropical Sea

Fifth edition of Marine Life monthly post. Since it is almost Christmas, why not introducing a unique looking worm called Christmas Tree. It is a worm but it will not […]

Top Ten Indonesian Food to Try

Indonesia is an archipelago country that consists of more than 17,000 islands. Imagine if each island has its specialty dishes. The Indonesian cuisine has many offerings and is varied! However, there […]

Five Facts about Amsterdam vs. Rotterdam

Similar to several cities around the world, a rivalry between two cities in the Netherlands does exist: Amsterdam versus Rotterdam. The competition has been ongoing since the 13th century when […]

Panic Attack and Pufferfish

I have been scuba diving for five years in many dive sites, and some of them even considered as difficult ones because of strong current or having numerous sharks and […]

Jakarta..oh Jakarta…

I was born and lived in Jakarta (Indonesia) for nearly 25 years. Having been away from Jakarta for years and now living in its sister city, Rotterdam (the Netherlands), sadly, […]

Top Diving Destinations in Indonesia

Indonesia is huge, and as the largest archipelago country in the world, it is not easy to choose which island to visit especially when we have limited vacation time.  This […]