My Top Five Favorite Sea Animals
Having been an avid scuba diver since 2010, I have my top five favorite sea animals that I don’t mind seeing again and again whenever I am diving. Here’s the list and their pictures…. let’s counting down…
Fifth: Moray Eel
I adore the gentle Moray eel. Despite its fierce looks that look alike a giant snake with sharp teeth, the eel is one of the gentle sea animals that will not bother you unless being bothered (obviously). I just realized that I hadn’t written the facts of Moray eel on Marine Life posts. However, during my dive in Sal Island (Cabo Verde), I have never seen so many moray eels in one dive travel ever. Moray eel can be found worldwide.
Fourth: Blenny and Goby
I love seeing Blenny and Goby fish because of their photogenic look with huge eyes that are curious about their surroundings. These shy fish can be found almost everywhere. Due to its small size and shyness, we need to pay attention to find them. They usually stay inside hideouts along the seabed or on the holes of the corals.
Third: Sea Turtle
I have written a post entitled Five Facts about the Sea Turtle, and finding out their facts makes me adore them even more! Global warming may impact the sea turtle’s population as their sex is determined by the sands of the beach’ temperature during the egg’s incubation.
Clownfish, oh, of course! Who has the heart to dislike Nemo and Marlin? It is common to see them in tropical seawater. Thus I am expecting to see them soon on my first scuba diving trip during the pandemic. They are territorial fish who guard their anemone ferociously – although a cute kind of intimidating looking compared to Moray eel. More about the Clownfish – Clownfish: Facts, Pictures and Video!
Nudibranch can be found worldwide. Its uniqueness lays in its colorful body that often can inspire fashion designers. The nudibranch is too beautiful to be ignored when diving into the sea. My first Marine Life post was about their colorful texture, and then I continue writing on a few posts on the nudibranch series. I am that fond of nudibranch; maybe I am a nudibranch geek 😀
Do you have a favorite sea animal(s)? Please share them with us 🙂
Sama Mba, saya suka nudibranch dan turtle. Suka juga reef sharks 🙂
ah iyaa… sharks masuk ke top ten fave daftar saya. Makasih sudah mampir ke sini.
These are wonderful photos Indah! I’ve only gone scuba diving a couple of times, and would love to see some of these, especially the clownfish, nudibranch, and sea turtles. Dolphins and whales have always fascinated me.
Thank you so much, Brad! Oh dolphin and whales, they are fascinating to see during dives too. I don’t mind to see them multiple times 😉
I’d love to swim with them in open waters. 😍
Beautiful photos, Indah, I am too scared of what’s down there to ever dive! Growing up on a lake I was always afraid of what’s on the bottom.
Thank you, John. As you see the pictures, down there are beautiful sea animals 😉 I have to say, indeed, the lake diving has another challenge.. and the lakes in the US are usually huge!
The lake I was on was not tiny! It’s the weeds and whatever else down there that creep me out. 💀
Just came across your blog! I AM IN LOVE! I am also a passionate diver and photographer. Would love to connect with you. And for the record, my favourite marine animal is the manta ray!
And yes, I too am own a blog!
Hi Ishan, thank you! Happy to have you here. Oh I love Manta Rays as well. I have been diving with them on several ocassions. They are majestic animals! I will check your blog 😉
Wow… fabulous images!! They are exotic, love these beautiful colors!
Thank you so much, Amy! They are all photogenic animals too, glad to be able to dive to see and take their pictures.
I love sea animals! That turtle picture is adorable!!
Thank you so much 🤗 Somehow I get the feeling the turtle in the pic looks annoyed 😄 but they are adorable and gentle animals.
As usual stunning photography! Our favorite is sea turtles followed by dolphins! Cheers!
Thank you! Oh I love dolphins too, most def they make it to my top ten fave!
Your works never bore me, mbak! Cute little fellow! Do you have special gear or equipment for sea photography? I’d love to read about them one day. 😀
Terima kasih banyak 🙂 jadi merah pipiku 😀 Untuk kamera gear, ada di sini: https://indahs.com/about/photo-gear/ sementara untuk tips motret bawah laut pernah aku tulis sih, jaman bahela.. tai pas baca-baca kayaknya masih relevan – https://indahs.com/2016/05/11/five-tips-underwater-photography/
Semoga membantu yaaa… kapan-kapan motret bareng yuk 🙂