A tiny Pygmy Seahorse made more visible with the help of a magnifying glass. Shot during my trip to Kavieng, Papua New Guinea at Kabin II, close to the famous Albatross Passage. Olympus C770.
Photocomp May '07 - Open
It is one of the few places left in the world where a diver can see macro critters, pelagics, and big stuff, as well as fantastic soft and hard corals. The often misused and abused adjective “pristine” is actually appropriate here, due to low fishing pressure in the area in comparison to other areas of the Coral Triangle, no dynamite fishing, and thanks to a system implemented by dive resorts whereby local reef "owners" receiving a small fee for every diver that visits "their" reef. As a result elders make sure that the reefs are not fished.