Maldives 2006: Photos 4
White-tip reef shark at Kuda Miaru Tilla. Pretty murky in the depths this trip.
A tiny Sharpnose Pufferfish or Black-saddled Toby, Canthigaster valentini.
Magnificent Sea Anemone, Heteractis magnifica, in various stages between open and closed, and a Royal sea cucumber, Thelenota anax, at bottom right.
I found Nemo! Black-footed clown fish, or Maldives anemonefish, Amphiprion nigripes.
Schmedelian pin-cushion sea star, Culcita schmedeliana, partly illuminated by my buddy's torch.
A school of Bannerfish, Heniocus monoceros.
Brightly-coloured coral on the reeftop at beautiful Thudufushi Tilla.
A pair of Scissortail or Blackfin dartfish, Ptereleotris evides, guard their patch.
Fluted giant clam, Tridacna squamosa, about 30cm across, at beautiful Kalughiri.
Hard and soft corals at Kalughiri.