The highlight of this year will surely be a long planned diving trip, with good friends for the dive paradise Raja Ampat.
Raja Ampat is a remote place, on the island of Gam at West Papua in Indonesia.
Based on the diving center Raja Ampat Biodiversity, it became a great experience, below and above the surface :)
In the gallery you can enjoy some of my pictures from the trip.
Just tap HERE to see some pictures from the trip :-)
At our summerholliday to Norway, we vent to the Norund valley, to do a dive in the lake "Lyngstøylsvatnet"
The lake was created after a rock-fall in 1908 dammed the river. The remains of the farms, road and forrest are still after more than 100 years still to see.
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Over the weekend 21 - 23 February we were a bunch of dedicated macro photographers and nudi nerds who met in Middelfart by the Little Belt and accommodated us at Hindsgavl campground. The purpose was a kompination of taking a lot of photos of Nudibranches and being together for a common interest. In addition to looking nudi photos on the big screen, a few of the guys also showed shark movies from South Africa and images and movies with killer whales and humpback whales from the north of Norway.
A selection of my photos from the weekend can be found HERE!
To participate in a photo contest in which the subject is nudibranch 's in different categories , I went out to dive with my camera. The competition started on 1 February, and I was out in hopes of getting a good start.
Due to weather conditions , I had to opt out of my first choice for a good place to start, because the current in the belt was very strong and my dive buddies reported poor visibility .
I chose a shallow dive at a place right across from our dive club where I did not expect quite as much current.
After about forty minutes the dive is about to end , and I move up to the five-meter zone to keep my safety stop. On my way up I spotted something that could be interresting , a small white spot inside a bush of Tubularia larynx. Since the size was less than five millimeters I had to take a picture and enlarge it on the camera to see it was a nudibranch . I could also see that it was not like others I saw in the area.
Home on the computer's larger screen , I could see that this was not one I had seen before.
After a lot of detective work on the Internet's different slugs pages and various forums I found out that the species was Cuthona gymnota.
From what I found out, it was not seen in inner Danish waters before. Last records were from the sixties, from the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
So full of joy I could on the contest first day submit a new species to the side which hosted the competition.
This year Swedish Nudibranch Safari by Dyk-Leif in Hamburgsund. Anders Dyk-Leif Säldemark explains the practical part about sailing and diving. Klas Malmberg talks about "naken-snakor". We are all wiser about where and how to search for different species in different habitats.
Pictures to be found Here!.