The day started out sunny and beautiful, and the first two dives were spent searching for mantas, as I published last Friday at http://travelswithtam.com/fab-photo-friday-reef-mantas/. In the afternoon we did a dive at Pink Beach. Pink Beach got its name from its mixture of white and red sand. The red sand came about because of red fossilized Foraminifera…just think to yourself, oh, pretty red shells/shellfish created the color of the sand. It’s easier than learning about Foraminifera!
Pink Beach…we didn’t go on the beach because Komodo Dragons live there!
Porcelain Crab in anemone
A Gorgeous Leaf Fish at Pink Beach
Little yellow nudibranchs!
Looks like a part of the coral doesn’t it?
A gorgeous Fire Urchin!
Sunset at Loh Liang Bay
The evening rolled around at Loh Liang Bay, and no one in my dive group had the energy to do it. I had missed a night dive and had no intention of missing another, so off I went with my own dive guide! I am so glad I did not miss it…it was the best night dive I’d ever had! What made it so fabulous? The animals, of course!
A Flamboyant Cuttlefish! It was half the size of my hand…and I have a small hand!
This is a Mantis Shrimp! Their “boxing gloves” in the middle are strong enough to break an aquarium!
A beautiful Sea Pen…you can see where they got their name. See the little crustacean at the top?
Check out this tiny shrimp hanging out next to the anemone!
Teeny tiny shrimp on a sea pen!
A crab and a shrimp!
This is a type of sea cucumber, but looks like a big worm!
This tiny Midnight Snapper makes its home in an Australian Hat.
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