Gallery - West Papua / Irian Jaya

This area combines the provinces West Papua and the larger Papua (Irian Jaya). Some very well know diving locations are within these provinces, including Raja Ampat and Fak-Fak.

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Substitute Thumb

Substitute Thumb

Thumb sucking substitute - oh well the anemone will have to do! Bridled anemonefish shot in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Nikon D300s, Nauticam housing, 60mm and twin Inon Z240's.
Photocomp November '12 - Open

Shining Squid

Shining Squid

A curious squid spotted during a night dive at Raja Ampat, West Papua.
Photocomp March '12 - Open

Aquarium

Aquarium

Schooling Anchovies at Raja Ampat, West Papua.
Photocomp March '12- Open

Blue Ringed Octopus

Blue Ringed Octopus

A Blue-ringed Octopus at Raja Ampat, West Papua.
Photocomp February '12 - Open

Polychaete Worm

Polychaete Worm

A Polychaete Worm hunting, Raja Ampat, West Papua.
Photocomp February '12 - Open

Mangroves

Mangroves

Colourful Mangroves at Raja Ampat, West Papua.
Photocomp February '12 - Open

Flatworm

Flatworm

This image of a Flatworm was taken at Batbitim Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Photocomp September '10 - Open

Golden Shrimp

Golden Shrimp

This image was taken at Batbitim Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Canon 40D with Inon Z-240 flash.
Photocomp September '10 - Open

Nursery for fishes

Nursery for fishes

Fish schooling just beneath the water surface. Airborei, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Photocomp September '10 - Open

Bad Hairy Day

Bad Hairy Day

A fingernail-sized squat lobster that's pink and hairy can be found by a discerning eye peering among the outer folds of barrel sponges. Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.
Photocomp July '10 - Open

Bornella anguilla

Bornella anguilla

The Bornella anguilla, growing up to 80mm. It has a very characteristic mosaic-like color pattern. Its name [anguilla = eel] refers to its method of swimming. Pearl Farm, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.
Photocomp July '10 - Open

The Contender

The Contender

This is a boxer crab that holds an anemone in each pincer and uses these anemones for protection like a boxer uses his fists for protection. Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.
Photocomp July '10 - Open

Portrait of Crab

Portrait of Crab

This image was taken at Bat Bitim Island, West Papua, Indonesia.
Photocomp June '10 - Open

Twin Batfish

Twin Batfish

This image was taken at Bat Bitim Island, West Papua, Indonesia.
Photocomp June '10 - Open

Red Eyes

Red Eyes

This image of a Red-eye Goby was taken at Bat Bitim Island, West Papua, Indonesia.
Photocomp June '10 - Open

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