I want to share some final compilations of my diving experience in Lembeh: the paradise for muck diving and finding the weirdest critters.
Ghostpipefish: ornate, robust, delicate:
Different type of seahorses: thorny, pygmee, …
Some little monsters (weird critters): ambon scorpionfish, spiny devil fish, fingered dragonet.
Night and day, I continuously hear all kind of animals around my bungalow. A lot of birds, but apparently also some small mammals, which I haven’t spotted yet (tarsius monkeys, …). I have seen several kinds of big butterflies.
And of course all the insects and other crawling animals. Brrr. Here a small collection.
I can assure you, walking in the webs of these big spiders is not fun. And the big red ants do sting quite hard.
No diving today. So I had a good idea. Let ‘s go for a walk in the area around the resort. No real roads or paths. Sometimes a small path but mostly non-existing. Which of course resulted in having lots of times spiderwebs right in my face. Brrrr!
I always forget how heavy it is walking in tropical climate. Humidity has its immeadiate effect.
Frogfishes are weird fishes. They don’t really swim, but crawl on the ground.
Tiny little spotted frogfish:
Hairy frogfish: (but not so hairy than earlier one)
A picture doesn’t really give an idea how small things are. Maybe with a reference model, you have a better idea.
On the picture a hairy frogfish and a flamboyant cuttle fish.
Some shrimps you can hardly see without a magnifying glass.
My absolute favourite: harlequin shrimp. They just don’t look real with their magnificent colours, and their big claws, for such a small body.
Nudibranches, also sometimes called ‘sea slugs’. I hate snails in my garden but the ones under water are soooo beautifull!