South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives

October 1 to 29, 2002, 79 photos.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black corals: Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

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

Anemone fish: Kahambu Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 24 October 2002

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

Red Husar: Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giant blue shell: Udhoo, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Giant brown shell: Udhoo, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

Hirn coral: Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

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

Leather coral: Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 25 October 2002

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

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

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

Blackspotted pufferfish: Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Sponge on coral: Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Coral reef: Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Big shell: Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

Fish in coral: Beru Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 26 October 2002

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

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

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

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

Lobster 1: Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Lobster 2: Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Soft coral: Velavaru Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 27 October 2002

Fish swarm: Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

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

Sea star: Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

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

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

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

Feather sea stars: Bandidhoo Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Sea star: Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

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

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

Trigger fish: Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

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

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

Puffer fish: Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Trumpet fish: Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

Blue jewel grouper: Udhoo Wall, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 28 October 2002

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

Napoleon fish: Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

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

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

Blue striped snappers: Kuda Thila, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

File fish: Meedhoo Corner, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 29 October 2002

Pipe fish: Velavaru Beach, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

Sea star: Lhohi Caves, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

Masked porcupinefish: Lhohi Caves, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

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

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

Soft coral: Lhohi Caves, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 30 October 2002

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

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

Fish swarm: Miyaru Giri, South-Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives, 1 November 2002

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

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

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