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Underwater Photo Location: Wakatobi

Underwater Photo Location: Wakatobi

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It´s one of the best macro destinations. Beautiful diving on the live aboard Palagian cruising along several islands near Wakatobi. Fabulous diving. Some of the healthiest reefs I have ever seen! Top notch diving and great accomodations.
Facts about Wakatobi
Dive types
dayboatshorewallnightdrift

Marine Life
smallcoral

Diving facilities
airnitroxrepairshireinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideanglepfriendly

by Beate Krebs
Bannerfish taken at Wakatobi with Canon S70 and INON strobe Z240

by Beate Krebs
Blackspot Triplefin , very shy, taken at Wakatobi with Canon S70 and double CloseUp Lens

by Jean Wood
Ribbon Eel Wakatobi, cropped, no strobe

by Ed Wood
Cleaning Time

by Jean Wood
Pseudobiceros gratus night dive off Hoga Island, Wakatobi

by Ed Wood
Pseudoceros bifurcus Wakatobi

by Ed Wood
A pair of very nice Thin Ghost Pipefish Taken during a muck dive, Cheeky Beach, Buton Island, Wakatobi

by Simon Mittag
Bluestriped Fangblenny

by Simon Mittag
Coral Polyp macro shot, edited for structure and colors.

by Simon Mittag
Anemone Cleaner Shrimp (Periclimenes Holthuisi)

by Marchione Giacomo
Red eyes Nikon D200, 105 micro, twin strobo Wakatobi 2010

by Marchione Giacomo
Hi Nikon D200, 105 micro,twin strobo Wakatobi 2010

by Marchione Giacomo
Imperator Nikon D200, 60 micro , twin strobo Wakatobi 2010

by Jeffrey Smith
Ribbon eel in Wakatobi

by Steve Gould
Two False Clownfish in their anemone, taken at Wakatobi, September 2010.

by Steve Gould
"Up And Running". Chromodoris kuniei, captured at Wakatobi October 2010. Note the small Phyllidiella pustulosa getting out of the way!

by Peter Foulds
Ribbon Eel taken with Canon G12

by Afflitti Gianluca
soldiers......... in the front row

by Nicolas Aznavour
A small squid swimming at night.

by Afflitti Gianluca
Galatea of the sponge

by Martin Ferak
Warm colors from warm waters of Indonesia

by Martin Ferak
Little friend

by Martin Ferak
Zebra face

by Linda Cappello
I am relatively new to this so here is my first pic! This was shot at Wakatobi, Indonesia, Jan 12 as I started to head toward the surface. No strobes were used.

by Marteyne Van Well
Scorpion Fish at Wakatobi

by Roine Gabrielsson
When you get really close to a crocodile fish's eye a whole new world opens up.

by James Deverich
There was a family of about 10 of these pipe fish, shallow in sea grass. F8 ISO100 1/60

by James Deverich
Pregnant Bagabanti

by James Deverich
Nudi

by James Deverich
Manado Flat nose Crocodile Fish(I think)

by James Deverich
F8 1/60 ISO100 strobe was defused by the branches of the soft coral. I liked the result this was my favourite of a few images.

by James Deverich
Credit to Jacob for spotting this one.

by James Deverich
Flabelina on the house reef

by James Deverich
Basket star or part there of. Makes a lovely desktop background. f8 1/60 ISO100

by James Deverich
Cleaner shrimp next to bubbles

by James Deverich
Flabelina ISO80 F5.9 1/160 strobe fired

by James Deverich
This shrimp reminds me a little of Alice cooper :P

by James Deverich
Not sure where he was trying to go.

by James Deverich
This pipe fish held perfectly still for me and stared down the camera.

by James Deverich
Stick that in your pipe.

by James Deverich
Flabelina on halemeda

by James Deverich
Get up stand up! Flabelina Expotata

by James Deverich
Found shallow around 5meters deep.

by James Deverich
The humble hermit crab carries a great load on its back. Here was an exceptionally pretty one.

by James Deverich
Hermit!

by James Deverich
Finally he turned to face the camera! Chromodoris dianae

by James Deverich
Chromodoris Kuniei

by James Deverich
Hawk fish, best buds.

by James Deverich
Sarasvati shrimp with eggs

by James Deverich
Who you looking at?! Soft Coral Crab.

by James Deverich
Facelinidae Phyllodesmium longicirrum, Solar Powered Nudibranch

by James Deverich
Three False clown fish in Anemone Amphiprion ocellaris

by James Deverich
Scuba Eclipse This sunburst silhouette has a kind of super hero quality to it.

by James Deverich
Down.

by James Deverich
Gobbie not sure which type!

by James Deverich
Hey Blondie, What are you looking at!

by James Deverich
Hairy Squat Lobster "Motion in the ocean (Ooh ah) His air hose broke (Hoo ah) Lots of trouble (Ooh ah) Lots of bubble (Hoo ah) He was in a jam (Ooh ah) He's in a giant clam! (Hoo ah) Rock, rock Rock lobster! (Aaaaaaaaah)

by James Deverich
Leaf Scorpion Happy with this shot, these often have their back to the reef. To find one with the deep blue in the background is a bit of luck.

by James Deverich
Curious and then Curiouser! Spotted Dotty Back

by James Deverich
Fish highway

by James Deverich
Under over experimentation with mini dome.

by James Deverich
Down the blade's edge.

by James Deverich
Stairway to... Hot chocolate?

by James Deverich
It's just nice to be in the water sometimes, this was one of those days.

by James Deverich
Midas Tailed/Damsel fish portrait

by James Deverich
Pair of harlequin shrimp in Bali.

by James Deverich
Puffers Eye / This is actually an older image but I reworked with upgraded skills, James v2.01.

by James Deverich
Sunburst over anemone

by James Deverich
The Noble Shrimp

by James Deverich
Pair of Squarespot Anthias

by James Deverich
Started playing with this after trying to sort out my photo catalog. Didn't delete this, was I wrong? Leptopsammia pruvoti, Yellow Solitary Coral.

by James Deverich
Mucking about in the shallows

by James Deverich
Punk Yawn / Tomato Clown Fish with mouth open showing off its mo hawk.

by James Deverich
Humble Goby's meal / Goby munching on a meager meal of ocean gruel.

by James Deverich
Nembrotha lineolata / Had to work for the angle, a little salt water up the nose shooting up is great for clearing the sinuses.

by James Deverich
Shades of shrimp / Crinoid commensal shrimp

by James Deverich
White & Milk Chocolate / Crinoid commensal shrimp

by James Deverich
No model what shall I shoot?

by James Deverich
Six / Clark's Anemone fish or yellow tailed clown fish. Interesting to catch six together.

by James Deverich
Day of wide pictures.

by James Deverich
Ooo Barracuda!

by James Deverich
Figure of eight

by James Deverich
Negative Coral

by James Deverich
What does a doctor say on a pirate ship? Open your mouth and say Araaaghhh.

by James Deverich
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies.

by James Deverich
Nembrotha Aurea

by James Deverich
Bonus crab! / Didn't see the small crab till I got this on the computer.

by James Deverich
Nembrotha Aurea or purpureolineata maybe.

by James Deverich
Check out the veins on the brain

by James Deverich
Dreaming of a white Christmas / Unexpectedly Christmas themed photo. Happy not to have to clean up the dust spots :P Merry Christmas.

by James Deverich
Froggfish. 1 inch long, cute!

by James Deverich
Red on blue

by Andrea Pirondini
Clown and Baloons

by James Deverich
Suns out time for wide angle!

by James Deverich
Clowning about in the sun.

by James Deverich
Winged pipe fish.

by James Deverich
Spotted Dottyback

by James Deverich
nembrotha lineolata

by James Deverich
leaf scorpion eyeballing me, I think he was pissed I saw him moving :)

by James Deverich
Eyebrow plucking action!

by Jacob Mortensen
Trying to get the sunburst :-)

by James Deverich
Blenny!

by Jacob Mortensen
Barrel-sponge at Wakatobi Dive Resort

by James Deverich
Soft Coral Crab, always fascinated by the segmented eyes on shrimp and crabs.

by James Deverich
Lobster close up with lobster leg background.

by James Deverich
Pink bokeh

by James Deverich
This is one of my 1st attempts at over under, I have a new found respect for how tough this is now.

by James Deverich
Midas Shrimp

by James Deverich
No crop soft coral crab.

by John Parker
Beautiful Nudi - Wakatobi

by James Deverich
Pucker up!

by James Deverich
High keyish clown

by John Parker
Coral Crab Indonesia

by James Deverich
Segmented eyes and small detail

by James Deverich
Gobi with bling

by James Deverich
C. Annae

by James Deverich
Stay back these are not for an omelet! False Clown with eggs. Not Cropped. False clown fish with eggs.

by James Deverich
C. Annae on Halimeda grass

by James Deverich
The Brood / False clown with eggs not cropped.

by Jacob Mortensen
Love under the sea - Wakatobi Resort, Indonesia.

by James Deverich
Stars are out, something without a fish for a change!)

by James Deverich
Toby at rest

by James Deverich
Blushing Yellow / Gobi

by James Deverich
Untitled / Feel free to help me come up with a title for this! (Hermit crab eye shot @105mm with stacked +10 & +5)

by James Deverich
Shrimp Cocktail / Skeleton shrimp eating the brains of a small shrimp.

by James Deverich
Hover Horse

by James Deverich
Thalassoma lunare / Moon Wrasse

by James Deverich
Flabellina exoptata

by James Deverich
c. Willani

by James Deverich
Gills of the Goniobranchus coi

by James Deverich
bulldozer

by James Deverich
Eater of worlds

by James Deverich
Abstract Untitled

by James Deverich
Orange

by James Deverich
The Damsel

by James Deverich
Bat fish yawn

by James Deverich
The Bannanna Goniobranchus coi

by James Deverich
Snooting the snout

by James Deverich
Chomped / Jorunna funebris slightly worse for wear.

by James Deverich
Icarus

by James Deverich
Flabellina exoptata

by James Deverich
About the eye / Squid

by James Deverich
Peeking out

by James Deverich
Grassy fields.

by James Deverich
Flat mate photo bombers / Snoot play with a subject I know will not move too much.

by James Deverich
Juvi Clown fish contemplating life

by James Deverich
Isolation

by James Deverich
Night becomes day. Full moon long exposure.

by James Deverich
Photographing mermaids / Kite surfing legend Tom Court jumps for photo pro Jason Wolcott

by James Deverich
Porcelain spot remover

by James Deverich
Back lit gobi

by James Deverich
Cardinal

by James Deverich
Just checking my messages.

by James Deverich
Blue ring

by James Deverich
Pigmy's picnic

by James Deverich
Into darkness

by James Deverich
Checking my messages

by James Deverich
Water mage

by Steven Miller
long list- cold shot

by Steven Miller
picture

by Martin Linder
Clownnfish shot near the Wakataboi islands in Indonesia. Shot with a Olympus E-M5, 60mm f/2.8 in a Natuicam housing with Inon Z-240 strobes. Thanks for watching!

by Martin Linder
Anemone shrimp shot near the Wakatobi islands in Indonesia. Shot using a Olympus E-M5, 60mm f/2,8 lens in a Nauticam housing with Inon strobes. Thanks for having a look!

by Martin Linder
Tiny juvenile seahorse near the Wakatobi islands, Indonesia. Shot with Olympus 60mm macro and a SubSee +10 diopter.

by Martin Linder
Horned Nudibranch near the Wakatovi islands, Indonesia. Shot with Olympus 60mm macro and a SubSee diopter.

by John Loving
early morning dive

by John Loving
iridescent looking

by Steven Miller
Water, Light, Time.. (a great book) no subject or model here to mess with.

by Yuping Chen
The Little Model/Three-lined Blenny, Wakatobi, Indonesia, Canon 5D MarkIII, 100mm Lens,F.I.T+5, F11,1/160,ISO200

by Marteyne Van Well
Seascape of a Wakatobi reef

by Yuping Chen
Fire DartfishWakatobi, Indonesia, Canon 5D MarkIII, 100mm Lens,F.I.T+5, INON Z240*2,F13,1/160,ISO125

by Yuping Chen
Red & Blue/Wakatobi,Indonesia, Canon 5D MarkIII, 8-15mm fisheye lens,InonZ240*2,F18,1/200,ISO200
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