Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

Nudibranch Festival

  Borneo [Malaysia and Indonesia] - July 2009

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I am part of this category of divers who can spend long minutes rushing on a nudibranch. These delicate sea slugs abound in Mabul and Sipadan.

Called this way because of their gills, which are bare (it is the species of small forelock in the back of the body), the nudibranchs are the joy of the macro photographers.

Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

The smallest nudis measure a few millimeters. The largest can reach ten centimeters.

Below, the hand of Kayo, one of the guides at Billabong Scuba, to give you an idea of the size of the fleshiest. During our last dive together in Mabul, she kept finding new slugs, placed on dead coral debris, and bringing them to me when I was busy immortalizing others.

Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

When I spot one of these tiny creatures, I can not help flashing it from every angle, trying to capture every detail of their dress, whether it's adorned with ruffles, dread-locks or pustules , depending on the species.

Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.


Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

Nudibranch. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

And then, there are also these other critters that are the flatworms.

They are often confused with nudis, as they like to display a dress with delicate and colorful patterns to ward off their predators. They are more difficult to grasp than nudibranchs. Thinner, more mobile, smaller.

Flat worm. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

Flat worm. Similan Island, Malaysia. July 2009.

A festival, I tell you!

😀

  Borneo [Malaysia and Indonesia] - July 2009

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