The other day at TK I found (well of course i didn’t, the guides did!) a pair of Commensal Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) sitting on the back of a Glossodoris nudibranch.
I also managed to get a few video clips of them feeding as well, these are some of my favourite shrimp, just behind the coleman shrimp… which i’ll go looking for in a few days:
Our Guests Markus and Nicole from Germany have been diving with us this January/February for 3 weeks. It was their first trip to Lembeh Strait and they were amazed by the immense biodiversity and all the beautiful and weird critters. Now they put up a slideshow with their photos and videos on vimeo. It has 4 parts – this is the link to the first one. You’ll figure out how to find the other ones. Ah … and please don’t get irritated by the strange music selection.
Below is a movie shot by one of our repeater guests EunJae here in the Lembeh Strait, he shot the movie using a Canon 7D in a Nauticam housing with tripod and L&M Sola 1200 Video Lights. As you can see he has a thing for Hairy Shrimps.
To see more of EJ’s work visit www.ejlabs.net
This week we had a couple of wonderful dives at TK Bay – with many different critters including Velvet Ghost Pipefish (white), Seahorses, Cockatoo Flounder, Coconut Octopus, Tiger Shrimps and many more. But the highlight was for sure this couple of mating Wonderpuses. We watched them mating for about 10 minutes before they split. Even though i have seen this before, this was the first time carrying a camera. And it was also pretty much the first time that i used the video function of the 7D (in almost 2 years …). So here is some shaky and out of focus footage of this very special moment:
On his recent Trip to NAD Lembeh our guest and friend Eun Jae Im filmed the little green Phycocaris Shrimp that we discovered last year here in Lembeh. Eun Jae is shooting his video with a Canon EOS 7D in a Nauticam Housing and a external monitor in a prototype monitor housing by Nauticam – and he is bringing back fantastic footage from every single dive. Watch this cool clip … thanks for sharing Eun Jae!