Maldives 2009, Ellaidhoo: Photos 5
Fish in all shapes, colours and sizes at some of the great dive sites in north Ari Atoll.
Two big Bluefin Trevallys (Caranx melampygus) pause beside me in a strong current on the Fesdu Wreck reeftop, having spotted a grey reef shark tacking back and forth upcurrent of the reef.
A group of Blackspot Barracuda (Sphyraena forsteri) at Maaya Thila.
Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) at Fish Head.
Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) darts past me at Fish Head.
Trunkfish or Boxfish (Ostracion sp) of some kind at Cari Beyru Thila.
Juvenile Dragon or Rockmover Wrasse (Novaculichthys taeniourus) at Kuda Thila.
As soon as we jumped in at Bathaala Thila we were surrounded by a huge group of Schooling Bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes).
Boxfish (Ostracion sp) at Medu Thila.
Blackspotted Puffer (Arothron nigropunctatus) at Medu Thila.
Orangelined or Orangestriped Triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus) at Medu Thila.
Black Blotched or Masked Porcupinefish (Diodon liturosus) at Medu Thila.
Another boxfish - this time a beautiful male Spotted Trunkfish (Ostracion meleagris) at Medu Thila.