Wild and Amazing Travel Photos from 2017 Part 2: Raja Ampat & Cozumel!

Are you ready for more amazing travel photos from 2017?

Raja Ampat means the “four kings” in Indonesian. Raja Ampat is an archipelago with four main islands, or “kings” in West Papua. They are Misool, Waigeo, Batanta, and Salawati, and I had the privilege of diving all of them, and participating with Ray of Hope Expeditions in citizen science. Dr Andrea Marshall led the expedition. The photography opportunities were amazing above, and below, the waterline!

Indonesia is postcard picture perfect
Funnel cloud, it was fascinating to watch
False Clownfish

Big Bubble Coral!
The mouths of an anemone.
A gorgeous, blue eyed Hermit crab.
The Mantis Shrimp has appendages like fists that can break the thick glass of an aquarium.
I really love this photo of a Peacock Mantis Shrimp.
Shrimp!
It was soooo exciting to see sea horses!
The rare Rhinopia, also known as the Paddle Flapper
My favorite anemonefish! The Skunk.

ID shot of a beauty!

Clam
Tomolol Cave in Indonesia is a sacred spot. We spent an afternoon floating through the darkness, shining our lights on amazing rock formations.

I love Cozumel, and have been there many times. My summer trip was highlighted by a wedding on my lawn, whale sharks, Isla Mujeres and its turtle farm, and my cousins coming to visit.

Cousins diving Cozumel.
Beautiful wedding at Villa Coronado! (www.vrbo.com/368692
An incredible sunset finish to a wonderful wedding! It must be a good omen!
Our neighbor, Mark….we feel exactly the same way!
Hanging with Ixchel, the goddess, on Isla Mujeres (the island of women)
The turtle farm on Isla Mujeres has many breeds, and it is the only place I have ever seen the White Green Turtle.
The water was a little rough and murky, but my cousins loved the whale shark adventure we took with Solo Buceo out of Cancun.
My cousin Geno liked spotting them from the boat.
I love this photo of a Smooth Trunk Fish
Cozumel’s town square where children love to cool off on hot summer days.

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Award Winning Travel Journalist and Blogger, writing about Eclectic Travels in the Empty Nest! From scuba to luxury cruises to kayaking to expeditions, Tam is ready to go! Contact me at travelswithtam@gmail.com

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