Every body loves lady bugs. Their little red shiny bodies with black spots are like little toys as they scuttle about the garden. As a kid growing up I remember searching through my moms vegetable garden looking for these little red spotty bugs, trying to de-code the mystery behind their spots. Thirty years later I’m doing the exact same thing, only now I’m twenty meters deep in the sea in the middle of Indonesia with a giant camera in my hands searching for a much different type of lady bug.
The lady bugs I’m looking for live solely beneath the waves of Komodo National Park and I very large numbers on a very special site called Cannibal Rock, one of the most famous dive sites in the world and for good reason. Though they are incredibly small, about the size of a land dwelling lady bug to be exact, they are super photogenic if you have a decent macro lens. Their shiny little white bodies with giant red cartoonish eyes and little orange and black spots make them a perfect macro subject. Even for the non-photographers they are highly entertaining to hunt for and then watch as they flits and flutter about their colorful crinoidy habitat.
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- Mantas, Eagle Rays & Mobulas!!
14 Aug 2017
Although we see Manta Rays on pretty much all Bali – Komodo trips, on some they’re just everywhere. Starting already the first dive in the Komodo National Park, we spent our safety stop watching one of these beautiful creatures circling …
- Diving an Active Volcano!!
7 Aug 2017
We had an absolutey wonderful day at Sangeang Volcano this trip! Blue blue water, stunning corals and full of interesting critters of all sizes. Most famous dive here is Hot Rocks, where you have very obvious signs of the volcano …
- HERE BE DRAGONS!!
2 Aug 2017
This time of the year it’s mating season for the famous Komodo Dragons, and they typically disappear up in the mountains for a month or two making it difficult to find any. We got really lucky though, as we managed …
24 Jul 2017
We had some cracking dives in the Komodo National Park this trip! At Castle Rock, a seamount in the north, we were diving in a virtual fishsoup – Giant Trevallies, Surgeonfish, Snappers and Batfish in great numbers, as well as …
- Bali to Komodo
17 Jul 2017
This was a really nice trip with good conditions and plenty to see! Already the first day we were treated to Pygmy Seahorses, Turtles, Stargazers, Ghost Pipefish and a selection of Cephalopods, including a rare Long-armed Octopus hunting its dinner. …