September 30, 2023


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Nicholas Extra, Lembeh Strait (Half II)

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A brilliant pink goby blends in completely with its coral background


Some locations are so particular {that a} single Vacation spot Portfolio simply isn’t sufficient! Indonesia’s Lembeh Strait is unquestionably considered one of them. Regardless of that includes a number of superb photographs in Nick Extra’s Lembeh Vacation spot Portfolio, the British Underwater Photographer of the Yr really despatched us many extra, so we determined so as to add a second half to showcase the remainder of his unimaginable macro work.

Though Nick lives on the opposite aspect of the world, he’s an everyday customer to Indonesia, and clearly is aware of easy methods to take advantage of his time underwater on this iconic dive vacation spot. Under you’ll discover extra of the area’s well-known critters, all shot utilizing quite a lot of superior pictures methods. I’m positive Nick saved a couple of of his finest photographs to himself too, so despite the fact that that is our first ever two-part Vacation spot Portfolio, don’t count on it to be the final you see from Nick’s extremely productive journey to the Lembeh Strait!


Movement blur provides a particular impact to this fish portrait


An ornate ghost pipefish hiding among the many crinoids


A fang blenny makes an empty bottle dwelling within the muck


Razorfish fill the body in one other efficient motion-blur shot


Zanzibar whip coral shrimp have the proper camoflage


An arresting furry frogfish portrait


A blue-ring octopus strikes a rock star pose


A popcorn shrimp in opposition to an ideal purple background


A ribbon eel shot with a razor-thin depth of discipline


A brilliant orange seahorse on the black sand slopes


A harlequin sweetlips will get an uncommon black-and-white therapy


A full frontal peacock mantis shrimp portrait


A ghostly Harlequin ghost pipefish


A purple pygmy squid hovers for an image


A clownfish hides in its host anemone


A coconut octopus makes full use of a shell within the sand


A superbly composed Chromodoris nudibranch


One other tiny squid levitates in a coral outcrop


A pair of Coleman shrimp of their hearth urchin host


For extra of Nick’s stunning photographs, go to his Instagram page or take a look at our Photographer of the Week article that includes him and his work.

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