Some cool doctor strange images:
Nudibranch Eggs for Breakfast
Image by Boogies with Fish
How I keep getting so far behind, I don’t understand. I’m doing yesterday’s post on Sunday morning, it’s almost 08:00 and I haven’t done today’s post yet. I have at least one magazine article that I must write today and I have another one to edit. How did I get so busy? I didn’t plan to be working this hard at 66. Maybe it’s a good thing. I don’t have time to get sick. If a doctor told me that I had a fatal disease, I’d simply have to tell him that I don’t have time to die.
There was a rather strange sunrise yesterday: I can’t decide if I like it or not. It’s almost too moody.
One of the stars today is our little buddy, the Notodoris minor nudibranch: I’ve been showing quite a few of these lately. I’m having fun photographing an uncommon species. I’ve found a spot where they are hanging around for a while. I’m fascinated by them, but know very little as was recently pointed out by reader Frank Peeters who explained that, in a previous post, I was seeing double.
Less than a metre away, we found this ribbon of eggs: This makes five or six times recently when we’ve found eggs in this area.
I’m rushing through the post today, so you’ll be spared my usual meandering. We’ll get right on to this Giant Clam (Tridacna maxima) which was lounging directly under Faded Glory at The Eel Garden where we were diving: Giant Clams are very common here. Unfortunately, many people harvest them from the reefs. I was once at Alotau where there were racks metre-wide shells which were being sold as pig feeders. Disgusting!
These are Diagonal Banded Sweetlips – (Plectorhinchus lineatus). They are difficult to photograph in the usual not-so-clear waters around Madang. They stay just far enough away to be hazy:
This is easily the best shot that I’ve managed of them. It doesn’t look like much here in the thumbnail. Click on it to get he larger image. It’s quite nice.
This shot is my pick of the day. It’s a little Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion akallopisos) who appears to be chewing on an anemone tentacle: This one also deserves a click to enlarge. The little fish looks as if it is fretting. "Oooo, who are you? You big bad thing! Stop blowing bubbles at me and go away."
Sorry, I got a little carried away.
Image by fabola
Ugly Little House on the Prairie
Image by Curtis Gregory Perry