South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives

October 1 to 29, 2002, 79 Images.

Image 1/79: Pygmy goby

Probably a small pygmy goby lying between sponges and corals. Mahi Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 22 October 2002

Image 2/79: Oriental sweetlips

A beautiful oriental sweetlips. They are very common at the Maldives and often in groups. Mahi Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 22 October 2002

Image 3/79: Indian parrotfish

An indian parrotfish. Mahi Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 22 October 2002

Image 4/79: Clark's anemonefish

Three funny Clark's anemonefish. Usually one finds a pair of them in the same anemone: one with a white nose and one with an orange nose. Mahi Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 22 October 2002

Image 5/79: Goby

Cuckoo! A smiling little fish peeping out of a hole inmidsd some sponges. Mahi Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 22 October 2002

Image 6/79: Leather coral

A leather coral at Fushi Kandu, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 23 October 2002

Image 7/79: Yellowhead butterflyfish

A yellowhead butterflyfish at Kanney Faru, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 8/79: Parrotfish

A parrotfish smiling into the camera. Kanney Faru, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 9/79: Spiral tube worm

Christmas tree or spiral tube worms. Kanney Faru, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 10/79: Sea cucumber

Graeffe's sea cucumber with some cute fractal shaped feet Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 11/79: Anthiadinae

Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 12/79: Gorgony

Close-up of a gorgony. Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 13/79: Shell

A big shell that looks like a pair of lips. Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 14/79: Clown triggerfish

A clown triggerfish which looks like a pop-art submarine. Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 15/79: Black corals

Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 16/79: Glass fish

Thousands of small glass fish. Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 17/79: Anemone fish

Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

Image 18/79: Lion fish

Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 19/79: Red Husar

Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 20/79: Soldier fish

Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 21/79: Surgeon fish

Surgeon fish Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 22/79: Glass fish

A swarm of glass fish. Udhoo, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 23/79: Chromodoris gleniei

. This is the only nudibranch of this type we saw during two weeks. The dive guide got very excited when he discovered it. Udhoo, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 24/79: Shell in coral

Is it a shell embedded in a coral or a punk girl's tattooed vulva? :-) Udhoo, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 25/79: A lion fish

Yet another lion fish — Udhoo, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 26/79: Giant blue shell

Udhoo, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 27/79: Giant brown shell

Udhoo, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 28/79: Hirn coral

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 29/79: Lion fish

A small red lion fish. Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 30/79: Leather coral

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 31/79: Anemone

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Image 32/79: Fusiliers

Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Image 33/79: Red snappers

A swarm of red snappers. Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Image 34/79: Blackspotted pufferfish

Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Image 35/79: Sponge on coral

Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Image 36/79: Coral reef

Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Image 37/79: Big shell

Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Image 38/79: Fish in coral

Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Image 39/79: Longnose hawkfish

They swim in a gorgony like a hummingbird from blossom to blossom Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Image 40/79: Grouper

Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Image 41/79: Hawkfish

A Forster's hawkfish lying on a coral. Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Image 42/79: Anemones

Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Image 43/79: Lobster 1

Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Image 44/79: Lobster 2

Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Image 45/79: Soft coral

Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Image 46/79: Fish swarm

Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 47/79: Anemonefish

Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 48/79: Sea star

Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 49/79: Lizardfish

A lizardfish lying on the ground and waiting for its prey. Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 50/79: Sandperch

Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 51/79: Peacock mantis shrimp

Looks like some alien monster from outher space. Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 52/79: Feather sea stars

Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 53/79: Sea star

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 54/79: Giant moray eel

This giant moray doesn't look very friendly. Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 55/79: Moorish idols

Three moorish idol fish. One of them was later caught and put into a dentists aquarium in Sydney. Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 56/79: Trigger fish

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 57/79: Anemone fish in anemone

I live in an anemomemonememy Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 58/79: Anemones

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 59/79: Puffer fish

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 60/79: Trumpet fish

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 61/79: Blue jewel grouper

Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Image 62/79: Barracuda

Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

Image 63/79: Napoleon fish

Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

Image 64/79: Moray

A giant moray and a cleaner wrasse. Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

Image 65/79: Napoleon

Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

Image 66/79: Blue striped snappers

Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

Image 67/79: File fish

Meedhoo Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

Image 68/79: Pipe fish

Velavaru Beach, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

Image 69/79: Sea star

Lhohi Caves, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

Image 70/79: Masked porcupinefish

Lhohi Caves, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

Image 71/79: Bluefin trevally

A bluefin trevally (Caranx melampygus) also known as bluefin jack, bluefin kingfish, bluefinned crevalle, blue ulua, omilu and spotted trevally. A small remora has suck on its side. Lhohi Caves, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

Image 72/79: Yellow-edged moray

You are looking into the mouth of a yellow-edged moray. Although it looks dangerous this moray was not attacking me. It was breathing and looking out of its hole. Lhohi Caves, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

Image 73/79: Soft coral

Lhohi Caves, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

Image 74/79: Sea turtle

Please love me, I'm a cute sea turtle. Nilandhoo Kandu, North-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 31 October 2002

Image 75/79: Two sea turtles

Somehow the flash wasn't working, so I removed the colours from this picture. Later I found out that the sync cable wasn't plugged in properly and that the electrical contacts got wet. Nilandhoo Kandu, North-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 31 October 2002

Image 76/79: Fish swarm

Miyaru Giri, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 1 November 2002

Image 77/79: Scorpionfish

A scorpionfish, well carmouflaged on a rock of corals. Miyaru Giri, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 1 November 2002

Image 78/79: Blotched fantail ray

A blotched fantail ray was sleeping under a rock. Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 2 November 2002

Image 79/79: Giant pufferfish

A giant pufferfish is swimming in open water and looking directly into the camera. — Nikon E990, 1/190 s, F/3.6, 12.1 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, October 29, 2002 09:38:42