Nudibranch. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.

Bunch of nudibranchs


  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012

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Sea slugs, called "nudibranchs", abound in Indonesia, and particularly in Alor. Small photo gallery.

Underwater, slugs... photogenic

Nudibranch. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.Hey, hey... this blog is full of nudibranchs! If, like me, you love those bugs, I invite you to click on the link below...

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When I started taking pictures underwater, these pretty little sea slugs (much sexier than our gray and slobbery land slugs) became my favorite subject.

Their incredible palette of colors and patterns, their delicate tuft of jagged gills are a treat for macro lovers. But you need to have a good eye to spot them, on the wall of a reef or between two clumps of coral...

Some nudibranchs are tiny, smaller than the nail of a little finger. Others are "giants" that can reach 10 to 15 centimeters. On average, they are about the same size as land slugs. But they are so much more photogenic !!!


The nudibranchs of Alor

I had a blast again during my stay in Alor, last July. Indonesia is really a fabulous playground for sub photographers!!!

Here is a new bouquet of nudibranchs, just for the pleasure of the eyes, encountered during my dives in Alor. Click on the thumbnails to discover them ...

  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012