Shorthead Fangblenny yawning

On today’s morning dive i was lucky enough to capture this yawning Shorthead Fangbleny (Petroscirtes breviceps). The yawn makes his long curved canine teeth visible, which it uses for defense. Shorthead Fanblennies are very common in North Sulawesi and like hiding in bottlenecks – so obviously there are many of them in Lembeh Strait. They…

Dragon Shrimp

On yesterday’s morning dives i came across this beautiful shrimp: A Dragon Shrimp (Miropandalus hardingi). It’s a 2cm long shrimp that lives on black corals and has a green-yellow colouration. Even though it looks a little bit like the more common whip coral shrimps dasycaris zansibarica (on spine) and Pontonides ankeri (no spines) this shrimp…

Mini Flatworms

When spending a lot of time with teleconverters and diopters doing Super Macro Photography in Lembeh Strait, you tend to pay less attention to “big” critters like Frogfish, Octopus and Scorpionfishes and start to open your eyes for the rather microscopic types of critters. Like Hairy Shrimp, tiny nudibranchs and more. And for exemple also…

Harlequin Madness

I remember periods, when it was really hard to find Harlequin Shrimps in Lembeh Strait. Sometimes there were none, sometimes only very small ones sometimes they were only in places with a lot of surge. They have often been well kept secrets, that would not be shared with other dive centers. But since 2-3 months…

Greenwater Macro

Lembeh Strait is famous for rare Critters, Black Sand Muck dives, and the Mekka for divers that want to see rare creatures. But it is also a place that often has very limited visibility. Like for example the last week: After a long period of reasonably good visibility (for Lembeh that means 10+ meters) we…