These are selected from multiple visits to "The Coral Triangle" which covers the
Philippines in the North, then South to the Eastern part of Papua/Solomon Islands
and across Indonesia to the West. It's the area with the greatest marine diversity in
the world. We have been fortunate to make many trips to this distant area over many
years which are covered in the individual galleries. This a condensed version,
assembled from the individual galleries and featuring "the best of"species by type.
These photos have been taken between 2004 and present.
This compilation is "Things With Stings" and the myriad weird and interesting (and
potentially painful) fish that have venomous defensive spines. Names of the fish
usually feature words like scorpion, devil and wasp which pretty much sums them up.
Most of them are ambush hunters, sit there motionless waiting for something to come
by, too close. Many also bury themselves in sand which makes it even more important
not to be putting errant hands on the bottom.
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