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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 […]

Sun Coral

Day 11 of Underwater Photo Challenge It’s like the sunflower of the sea 🙂 It is actually an animal!

Mushroom Coral Ghost Shrimp

Day 10 of Underwater Photo Challenge This is a sample of two species having a symbiotic relationship: the mushroom coral and the ghost shrimp. The ghost shrimp are often being […]

The Crocodilefish

Day Nine of Underwater Photo Challenge It’s not a crocodile, but its appearance resembles the crocodile that makes it is called Crocodilefish. It is also known as Giant flathead. The […]

Seahorse

Day Eight of Underwater Photo Challenge A unique species, and do you know that seahorse is monogamous and mate for life? The pictures were taken in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Day Seven of Underwater Photo Challenge There are several different species of ghost pipefish, however, the most common I encountered during scuba diving is the ornate ghost pipefish. The ornate […]

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 […]

Sea View

Day Seven of April Landscape Photo Challenge It would be nice if it were my view today or in the next coming weeks..

Galápagos Sea Lion

Day Nine of April Landscape Photo Challenge San Cristobal (Galapagos, Ecuador) is the place to see sea lions. They are wildlife who live side by side with humans and many […]

Pink Squat Lobster

Day Five of Underwater Photo Challenge From dives I have done, I have encountered Pink Squat Lobster twice, in Bangka Island (North Sulawesi, Indonesia) and in Ambon Bay (Maluku, Indonesia). […]

Blossoms in Minneapolis

Day Four of April Landscape Photo Challenge One thing that I miss most from living in the Netherlands and the United States, is their four seasons. I love the Spring […]

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 […]

The Crocodilefish

Day Nine of Underwater Photo Challenge It’s not a crocodile, but its appearance resembles the crocodile that makes it is called Crocodilefish. It is also known as Giant flathead. The […]