Category Archives: Indonesia Travel

Pic of the Day – Doto Nudibranch

From the Bali files. This is the front end of a teensy Doto nudibranch, feasting on a hydroid. There are thousands of species of nudibranchs (aka sea slugs), and they come in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns. Big nudis … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Stunning Sunset

Sunsets are always beautiful, fleeting things, but every now and then they transcend into the truly spectacular. This was one of those sunsets. Taken from the stern of a live aboard dive boat, in eastern Indonesia, with a yummy rum … Continue reading

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Pic of The Day – Spinecheek Anemone Fish

My diving buds know that I am a bit nuts about anemone fish. I just can’t swim past an anemone inhabited by these cute and colourful little fish without trying my luck at getting a pleasing shot. They are frustrating … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Alor, Indonesia Old School Fisherman

And now for something a little different. This fellow peering down at me as I took pictures from under his canoe is a local fisherman in the Alor area of Indonesia. These guys hand make bamboo fish traps, and place … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Wonderful Wakatobi

I am still playing catch up with linking my most recent publications ;^). This link will bring me up to date, and I will endeavour to link recent work on a more timely basis. The topic of my next article … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature: Where in the World is Wallace?

Here is a link to June’s instalment – this one all about the Wallace Line – an imaginary boundary that runs through southeast Asia that divides Asian and Australian ecosystems, and introduces some hybrid species in the process. You’ll find … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Wakatobi Dive Resort, Indonesia

Wakatobi had been on my wishlist for many years – spoken of (and written about) with reverence, and illustrated by the images of some top tier photographers, I had heard it  described as the “nicest dive resort in the world, … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Ribbon Eel

Here’s Friday’s funny fish face – a ribbon eel. The above image was captured in Ambon Harbour, Indonesia. These little eels are a tropical Pacific photographer’s favourite – but, unlike most eels, they are not so easy to photograph. Although … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Magnificent Ceratosoma Nudibranch & Ladybug Amphipods

Today’s pic is a Magnificent Ceratosoma nudibranch, photographed in South Komodo – near the epic Horseshoe Bay at Rinca island. It was about 2.5 inches in length. There was quite a bit of excitement when this nudi was first spotted … Continue reading

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Sport Diver Photo Essay – Dirty Diving in Ambon, Indonesia

My July feature has just been published in Sport Diver Magazine – it’s all about the dirty, but bodacious, muck diving in Ambon Harbour, in Indonesia. In addition to the essay, there are 15 images, with descriptive captions, at the … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Reeftop Pipefish

Just a quickie for a Friday Funny Fish Face. I am currently writing and assembling pix for a July Sport Diver Magazine feature. It’s gonna be all about groovy little stuff, found in unpretty places. Yup, that would be muck … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 10 – There Be Dragons

Some of you may be wondering if this blog series about our awesome group trip to Komodo last fall is ever going to end. The short answer is: you betcha. There are three or, at the most, four more chapters … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 9 – Current City, Man

It’s been a while since I added a chapter to the Komodo Chronicles. Sorry about that. My last entry was about the final few dives we did in the Gili islands, in Northern Komodo. At this point in our trip … Continue reading

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Raja Ampat, Revisted

Recently, I was very flattered to be asked to contribute to Sport Diver Magazine for their on-going series on “Top 10 Dives” of various popular destinations. Here is a link to the gallery and short write up I did for … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Monkey Business

I have been sifting through my Komodo images in order to find stuff to share in my ongoing (and I promise, soon to be ending ;^) Komodo photo blog series. I happened upon an entire day of unedited images – … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 8 – Back in the Blue

After a side trip to Fiji, here I am back to revisiting Komodo, about half way through our ten day adventure. The last few blog posts covered the great macro dives we did in Bima Harbour, off the island off … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 7 – Rinse & Repeat

So here we are, still anchored in Bima Harbour – at the site of the morning’s rude awakening bomb dive and two more sweet muck dives. There is one more dunk offered this day, a night dive on Fuzzy Bottom – … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 6 – The Muck, And Nothing But The Muck

When I last made an entry, we were muck diving in Bima Harbour, on the island of Sumbawa. The morning had a shaky start, what with the fish bombing that rocked our world, at least for several minutes. As I … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 5 – Getting Bombed in Bima

This is going to be a very, er, explosive blog bit – because when I referenced “getting bombed in Bima”, I am not talking about inhaling too many Bintang beers ;^) Our up close and personal bombing experience was provided … Continue reading

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The Komodo Chronicles – Part 4 – Things That Go Bump In The Night

Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone in a flurry (well, actually here in Vancouver, not so much a flurry as a soggy deluge – it was the wettest December I can remember). It was a busy time, with … Continue reading

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