EIGHT SHADES OF GREY!

Shark in Komodo National Park
Though we couldn’t really see fifty, encountering a pack of eight big Grey Reef Sharks was quite an experience. Coming right up to us to check us out, Happy140 - Copythe
y didn’t seem scared at all (rather the opposite as a matter of fact!). After circling us a couple of times, they disappeared back into the depths, leaving us to enjoy the swarms of fish – Batfish, Snappers, Surgeonfish and Bluefin Trevallies.

Hypselodoris, Komodo National Park
On the other side of the scale we got lucky as
well. Juvenile Barramundi Cods, Coleman Shrimps, Giant Frogfish, Not-So-Giant Frogfish and a good selection of rare Nudibranchs. Though I suspect the Seahorses got most of the attention. We found three different species (Wing-spined, Common and Thorny) plus two flavours of Pygmies (Denise and Bargibanti).
Rounding off with a whole bunch of Manta Rays, this was a very rewarding trip indeed!

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KOMODO
August 10 – 19, 2014

PJ Widestrand
Tourleader and Video-Pro
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