Red Ghost

Peering into the depression, I saw a red robust ghost pipefish. As I watched, the small ghost pipefish moved over a hydroid branch, moving in to the side of the small depression where he was hiding.

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Lake Shrine

The Ulun Danu has a walled center precinct that is normally closed to the public, as it is actively in use as a Hindu temple. There are a number of attractive and active shrines scattered in the gardens. The two, multi-tiered shrines that are actually in Lake Bratan form what is are probably the most recognizable and often photographed sight on Bali.

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Lord of the Shrimps

(Underwater photo of a yellow moray eel surrounded by several types of shrimp.) I got down near the sandy bottom to approach the coral head, then looked up into a crevice in the rock. Inside, a yellow moray eel was watching me. The many different types of shrimp around seemed to have eyes only for the eel.

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Rice and Fish

(Two photos: rice and smoked fish for sale in the Aertembaga Market in Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.) I was impressed the number of superficially identical varieties of rice for sale. There were also a number of stands selling fish; One had a pile of different fish piled on a newspaper-covered table.

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(Two photos of flamboyant cuttlefish.) We came across a number of flamboyant cuttlefish in the Lembeh Strait. This is a very small beastie; the ones we saw were 2 to 4 inches long. It adopts bright, almost pulsating shades of red, purple, and pink with that distinctive yellow border when disturbed.

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