Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tioman 2008 Part 5: Best Of The Rest

Pretty woman.... walking down the beach... pretty woman... :)

Ok, back to underwater pics. Hehehe.

Another nudibranch.

A very pretty starfish... hmmm... I never realised that a starfish has only five erm... legs... until now.

This is a Crown Of Thorns aka as an Indian Swami's cushion.

The prerequisite 'Nemo' shot.

It took me at least 20 shot to get this semi-decent pic of a nudibranch I've never seen before. Reason #1: Underwater currents were too strong.
Reason #2: Dang nudi was only 1 1/2 inches long. Hard to focus!
Reason #3: Case of poor toolman blaming his tools. :(

Awww... so cute! Note: cute as in ugly but adorable. :)

Close-up of another type of clown-fish. Asther, what species is this ah?

Yet another nudi. This one was also quite a difficult one to shoot as its color was almost identical to the surrounding, making it almost impossible for my camera to focus on it properly.

Erm... Asther, is this a type of sea worm or just another anemone?

Nudibranchs were everywhere. One only had to stay still for a minute and concentrate.... which was almost impossible when the current kept blowing us away and the DM was going faster than the speed of sound.

I guess Valentine's Day came early for these two lovebranchs. ;)

Ok, last nudi pic. I promise.

This is the most peculiar type of giant clam that I have ever seen.

A pair of black anemone fish guarding their nest from pesky divers shrieking "Nemo!"

I thought this was a flamboyant cuttlefish (very rare and hard to spot!), only to be crushed when Yanni bluntly told me, "It's just a broadclub cuttlefish lah!". :((

There were lots of sea urchins everywhere, a sign of an endangered reef ecosystem as these spiky creatures eat up corals.

And this is Rosman (left), my de facto dive buddy in Tioman. Most of the land pics were taken by him.

The band of reef pirates taking a group photo before going out to sea.

Mana mana kita pergi pun ada orang nak ambil gambo kitorang. Macam selebriti aje. Hehehe

Two Mat Salleh divers who came along for the ride trying to act cool and macho while being splashed by sea water. Eh, painful, ok?!!?

Ok, that's it for Tioman. Hope you guys enjoyed it. Until next time when we explore the wonders of Pulau Weh deep in the heart of tsunami country in West Sumatra... Amazonman out!


fatboybakes said...

oh shoot, i suddenly feel a severe withdrawal symptom from compressed air. couldnt recognise your profile pic... (from crew's brew)

Beruang Madu said...

wahhh... cantiknya Rick... he is so good in shooting lah..I salute u all