Indonesia: Diving the Raja Ampat Islands

Raja Ampat or “Four Kings” is an archipelago composed by four main islands among some 1500 thousands others Islands.
This indonesian archipelago is situated along the border between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, the marine species coming from both of these oceans meets in the Raja Ampat. The Raja Ampat displays about 75% of the coral species known all over the world. Raja Ampat is possibly the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world.
Although it is impossible to show all of the Raja Ampat biodiversity in few pictures, the following ones will offer a sample of the colors and the shapes there are encountered in Raja Ampat.


 
 

Contact

 

Seabed

 

Zanzibar whip coral shrimp / Dasyatis zanzibaricus

 

Coral

 

Emergence

 

Explosion

 

AnemonFish

 

Manta

 

2 Pygmies Seahorses – Hippocampus bargibanti

 

Pygmie Seahorse – Hippocampus bargibanti

 

Laticauda colubrina / Colubrine / yellow-lipped sea krait

 

Coral

 

Tasselled wobbegong – Eucrossorhinus dasypogon

 

Coral

 

Blenny

 

Assembly of soft corals

 

Feathery feeding tentacles – Sabellidae

 

Coral

 

Green Turtle – Chelonia mydas

 

Masked puffer fish

 

Only few millimeters

 

Fusiliers

 

Sea life

 

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