Nudibranch. Sulawesi, Indonesia. July 2010.

Nudibranchs forever

  Indonesia: Sulawesi - July 2010

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It is one of the treasures of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, to be discovered underwater. The delicate beauty of the nudibranchs, these small sea slugs with shimmering colours, is an enchantment!

Lembeh to Bangka

After my trip to the rice paddies of the country TorajaLast July, I returned to North Sulawesi to dive.

From Lembeh Strait to Bangka Island, I happily walked my Canon Eos 7D and its macro lens flush with sand and coral, with plenty of immersions "Muck-dive"that is to say, the dive where one scrutinizes the substratum, to observe the amazing little fauna that lives there.

Nudibranch. Sulawesi, Indonesia. July 2010.

Nudibranchs on black sand

A black sand, the most beautiful effect for underwater photography and macro ...

As usual, just click on an image to open it in large. Then use the keyboard arrows to move from one to the other. Enjoy!


Nudibranch. Sulawesi, Indonesia. July 2010.

Nudibranch. Sulawesi, Indonesia. July 2010.


  Indonesia: Sulawesi - July 2010

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  1. Congratulations Corinne!

    You made the right choice, your photos are too hot with the EOS 7D!
    I also love to make macros of nudibranchs...but for the moment, with my little digital compact IXUS750 😉

    see you soon... 😀

    Corinne N

  2. Of course I applaud with both hands ... What a treat this avalanche of nudibranchs! It is true that Sulawesi is really the paradise of nudibranchophiles ... Thank you for these beautiful photos.

  3. Very nice macro photos. Yes I enjoy!
    Nudis of all colors, flat or with original shapes.
    In Bali I have already been served but it seems that this is a weird year for underwater wildlife ...
    Kisses to you

  4. Well, here you take me by the feelings ... I love!
    And I love it even more that in 1 week I'll be there 😉 I also followed your tips for Bangka, thanks!
    PS: I voted!

  5. Great pictures! Congratulations to the photographer!
    My favorite, the one where the white nudibranch looks like a Sevillian fan 😉 🙂

  6. @Corinne: Thank you ! I, too, started with a modest compact. I explored all the possibilities of this first device before moving to 7D. But I think that I would not have arrived at the result of today, if I had not made the hand in advance on a simpler device.

    @ Malene: "Avalanche of nudibranchs", that would have made an excellent title! Thank you !!!

    @Fabrice: Many thanks for the compliment and the vote (but I'm not very involved in this contest, actually ... I just signed up to see how it went, because this time I have neither the time nor the courage to get into a crazy click race).

    @LiseMet: Glad you like it ! That's right, Bali is the paradise of the 'little'.

    @Manta: It's nice to have voted, but as I said above to Fabrice, I will stay modest on this contest, for once ... You leave in a few days, there? I am jalooooouse !!!!

    @Ysbilia: Then you would love this other nudibranch, which is called "Spanish dancer". I have never photographed it and only met once. He swims by waving his scarlet dress edged with white, reminiscent of the frills of the Andalusian dancers ... Superb !!! To see by visiting this link:

    @isaetmarco: I knew that connoisseurs like you would appreciate this small sample ... I saw your gallery, very impressive, when you see that in addition you have found all the names of these charming beasties! Hat!

  7. Just a little hello to tell you that I am writing to you from the terrace of the Divers Lodge... after 4 dives and a good evening meal... I am sure you can feel how biiiieeennnnnn!!! 😀

  8. yippee, nudibranchs !!!! 😀
    great your photos!
    in your gallery I am missing 6 that leaves me hope to expand my collection in April ...... 😉

  9. @Laurence: Thanks Laurence ! Hey, hey, when you start the collective, you never stop... 😉
    To vote, it was clicking at the top left of my tickets, on the Golden Blog Awards logo below the little planet. But the votes are closed now. I will remove the logo. You will be able to follow the results on November 17 on the Golden Blog Awards website. There are loads of cool travel blogs in the running.

  10. What a fabulous fantasy of shapes and colors ... Thank you really and congratulations for this dream trip that you give us to do!

  11. Hello !
    Unfortunately, I'm back and say hello to Divers Lodge (I'm sure you love Belgis as well), but also Aswar.
    Full of photos, full of nudies ... but alas, my search for your last picture did not give anything ...
    I do not come back anyway disappointed, far from it, since I discovered two new ones that I had never seen before, my happiness is huge!

  12. Gorgeous, your slugs, Corinne! You have quickly tamed your car... 😀
    Say, we'll finally see you at the Salon this year ??? LOL
    A +!

    PS: and congratulations for your article "Thailand" on Scuba-People!

  13. @Anthony: Thank you very much, I start to better control the underwater macro. And with such topics, I enjoyed myself ...
    For the diving show, I do not know yet if I can go ... See you soon, anyway, at least by blogs and screens interposed!

  14. @Manta: I was luckier than you, I met him twice, that one ... He's a huge nudi, compared to the others. Aswar had the eye to spot!
    I still have some very funny pictures of Belgis and I visiting a fishing boat during the sea festival (she in high heels and fancy dress). We were the attraction of the day... 😆
    The Lembeh Strait is truly a paradise for nudibranchs. This is my second dive trip there, and every time, it's happiness for me too !!!