Gallery - East Malaysia

East Malaysia consists of the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak which are located on the island of Borneo, to the east across the South China Sea from West Malaysia.

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Lionfish in tube sponge

Lionfish in tube sponge

A lionfish hanging out near a sponge. Tunku Abdul Raman Marine Park in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia. Sealife DC1200.
Photocomp October '11 - Novice

Squid (Sepiotheutis sp)

Squid (Sepiotheutis sp)

A squid at Mabul, East Malaysia. Nikon D200, Tokina 10-17mm, Aquatica Housing, Ikelite 2x 125.
Photocomp September '11 - Open

Relatives of the Sun

Relatives of the Sun

Batfish (Platax Orbicularis), such photogenic creatures: very inquisitive, seldom shy, love to circle divers. Above the Blue Water Wreck, Brunei Bay, South China Sea. Camera Sony Cybershot TX9.
Photocomp August '11 - Open

Bumpers

Bumpers

School of Bumphead Parrotfish. Malaysia. Nauticam Housing, Nikon D200 DSLR/12-24mm lens/2 x Inon Z240 strobes.
Photocomp March '11 - Open

Leaffish

Leaffish

A Leaf Scorpionfish at Sipadan-Mabul, Borneo, Malaysia.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Goby in Sea Feather

Goby in Sea Feather

A small goby has made this feather star its home. Sipadan-Mabul, Borneo, Malaysia.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Fighting Scorpions

Fighting Scorpions

Two Scorpionfish having a tiff. Sipadan, Mabul, Malaysia.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Rainbow

Rainbow

This photo of a Mandarinfish was taken off of Mabul Island, Borneo.
Photocomp January '10 - Open

Skinny Turtle

Skinny Turtle

Turtle Skeleton in the Turtle Tomb. Sipadan, Sabah, Malaysia. Panasonic Lumix TZ3.
Photocomp December '09 - Novice

School of Jackfish

School of Jackfish

Big-eye Trevally at Sipidan, Malaysia.
Photocomp December '09 - Open

Green Turtle Against the Sun

Green Turtle Against the Sun

A Green Turtle at Sipadan, Malaysia.
Photocomp December '09 - Open

Colourful Nudibranch

Colourful Nudibranch

A Chromodoris elisabethina at Sipadan, Malaysia.
Photocomp December '09 - Open

Yellow Leaffish

Yellow Leaffish

Lightning Yellow Leaf Scorpionfish. Sipadan, Borneo, Malaysia.
Photocomp October '09 - Open

Skunk Anemonefish

Skunk Anemonefish

Resting Skunk Anemonefish. Sipadan, Borneo, Malaysia.
Photocomp October '09 - Open

Turtle Love

Turtle Love

Looking into the blue I spotted a group of 6/7 male turtles chasing this one female! I left the group and spent the rest of the dive taking shots of the action. Eventually one lucky male prevailed! Fuji FD50, Inon Fisheye lense.
Photocomp October '09 - Open

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Sensational SipadanSensational Sipadan
As the plane takes off from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau I think of one of my favourite songs by Australian singer songwriter Cristine Anu 'The monkey and the turtle' ... that is where we are heading, the island of the turtles and the land of the men of the forest, the Orang-Utans of Borneo.
The Dragon SeamothThe Dragon Seamoth
We saw the Dragon Sea Moth (Eurypegasus draconis) at a dive site at Mabul Island. Ribbon Valley to be exact. I took a few shots of this cool little fish a week ago and it is still around now.
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It has been a few years since my last visit to Tioman Island and after listening to many tales of extensive coral bleaching I was curious to see with my own eyes how bad this really was.
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