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Mandarin fish – the winner takes it all

February 24, 2015 by Bent Christensen No Comment

Being here in Lembeh this time I have been to a couple of mandarin dives. The site used now under Bianca is probably one of the best I have ever seen, with many males coming down before dusk to establish their territory and some minutes later, a bunch of females arriving to mate with the ...

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Why are there so many species of scorpion fish in Lembeh?

In general, the numbers of individuals of different species are limited. To a degree, this is very obvious, as no species can ever grow to unlimited numbers, which if not kept in check by something, all species could. The actual regulatory mechanism is often thought to be either by competition for species capable of exhausting ...

NAD Photographers very successful at IWUPC 2013

The IWUPC 2013 (Indonesia World Underwater Photo Contest) is a competition by the indonesian government inteded to promote Indonesia as a diving destination. With prices valued at 200,000 US$ and a Jury of well known Names in Underwater Photography it surely also attracted many first class Photographers. The basic priciple of the contest was, that photographers ...

Underwater.kr Shootout judging-round starts

This morning all contestants of the Underwater.kr Lembeh Photo Shootout submitted their Photo Entries and the judging will start this afternoon. This Group shot was taken before todays morning dive … no more competition pressure – just shooting for fun. We keep fingers crossed for all contestants and are hoping to see very good images. Winners ...

The ugliest animal in the world contest– sorry, you forgot Lembeh!

A couple of weeks ago the title for being the ugliest animal in the world was awarded by the British science festival. Top contenders were the proboscis monkey, lice, the nowadays famous blobfish and a frog from lake Titicaca with the catching name the scrotum frog (it is, I promise! No, I did not make ...

Sexual selection – a driving force in marine systems?

Prey are well adapted to evade predators, and predators are correspondingly well adapted to catch prey. For most of us it is pretty reasonable to accept that such adaptation happens by natural selection, leading to long-term evolution of animals, making them better to either catch prey or evade predators, whatever end of the food chain ...

Why good things can be bad.

In every documentary I have seen and book I have read about Lembeh, it is stated that the waters of Lembeh are exceptionally productive partly due to the currents that bring nutritious water through Lembeh strait regularly, partly due the black lava sand more or less defining Lembeh that leaks nutrients into the water. It ...

The Inaugural Lembeh Shootout has finished!

Our first Lembeh Shootout in association with Underwater.kr has just finished, and it was a blast. We made our rules very strict, specifically in relation to trying to limit our environmental impact, as one contestant put it… ‘It was refreshing to shoot with the discipline we sometimes forget.’ We laid out the categories in the ...

Underwater.kr Shoot-Out started

Since today the Underwater.kr Lembeh Shoot-Out started. Nad-Lembeh is hosting this international Underwater Photo Competition, where Photographers from Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Indonesia and Europe compete in different categories such as “Interchangeable Lens Cameras”, “Compact Cameras”, “Portfolio”, “Super-Macro” and “Unrestricted”. To give a good example for the whole underwater photography scene, there will also so ...

Photo Tips: Introduction

With everyone shooting digital and huge memory cards it is quite easy these days to take 100+ photographs in a dive, especially in Lembeh. The key to getting a good photo that you are still happy with by the time you go home is to take your time and keep using the image review button.  ...

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