Very nice & huge anemone ... that's a very nice colour colony(ies)!!!
that particular one (pink with green base) was all over the place!Nice I love the last piece!!!! Keep them coming
thanks!Great pics Z
Always a pleasure to view your great pics !
just one word STUNNING pics my friend...so I decided i'd let you all have a peek into my other hobby ...which, of course, was a direct result of being in this hobby ...it's funny how things work out, eh? ...doing this also helps me kill time while my new display cycles Bayinaung also gave me the go ahead, so I can't argue with that
I took up SCUBA diving years back on a trip to Australia....got my PADI Open Water while diving the Great Barrier Reef there. Years later, on my second trip to the Philippines, I was successfully certified as an Advanced Open Water diver.....woot!
The funny thing is I can't really swim all that well.....well, I suck. But, put me underwater with SCUBA and this is what you get:
moi next to a 1000 year old porites lobata colony (the predominate coral on these reefs)
extremely nutrient poor water = some of the best visibility in the world
school of endemic Easter Island butterflyfish
yellow p. verrucosa....this was one of only two specimens from this genus I encountered on all my dives ...extremely rare on this reef (the other was baby blue)
(not a real Moai....was sunk here for the movie "Rapa Nui")
At the top of the image is the Easter Island Rainbow wrasse (coris debueni), which is endemic to the island and is probably the rarest coris wrasse in the world.
huge banana wrasse!
1000+ year old porites lobata colony
endemic Easter Island damsel...gorgeous
about $15-$20k worth of fish in this shot. Hota Matu'a pygmy angels, femininus wrasses.....i'm pretty sure I pissed myself when I saw these guys
supposed Spanish ghaleon anchor
ill post more pics later
Belize is where I did my first dives after being certified years ago. It was a great location. I skipped the Blue Hole though. Aside from it not being a great idea for a newly minted diver, I heard there wasn't much to see and the boat ride to it was long.also just got back from Belize a few weeks ago ....dove the Great Blue Hole, made famous by Cousteau ...'twas a great blue disappointment, imo, but still a cool dive.