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!
    Moi aussi j’adore faire des macros de nudibranches…mais pour le moment, avec mon p’tit compact numérique IXUS750 😉

    à bientôt.. 😀

    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!
    Et j’adore encore plus que dans 1 semaine, j’y serai! 😉 J’ai aussi suivi tes conseils pour Bangka, merci!
    PS: I voted!

  5. Great pictures! Congratulations to the photographer!
    Ma préférée, celle où le nudibranche blanc se donne des airs d’ éventail sévillan! 😉 🙂

  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. Juste un petit coucou pour te dire que je suis en train de t’écrire depuis la terrasse du Divers Lodge… après 4 plongées et un bon repas du soir… je suis sure que tu peux ressentir comme je me sens biiiieeennnnnn!!! 😀

  8. youpi, des nudibranches !!!! 😀
    great your photos!
    dans ta galerie il m’en manque 6 cela me laisse de l’espoir d’agrandir ma collection en avril…… 😉

  9. @Laurence: Merci Laurence ! Hé, hé, quand on commence la collec’, on ne s’arrête jamais… 😉
    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. Superbes, tes limaces, Corinne ! Tu as vite apprivoisé ton bolide… 😀
    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!
    J’ai encore sous le coude des photos très marrantes de Belgis et moi, en visite sur un bateau de pêche pendant la fête de la mer (elle en talons hauts et robe chic). On était l’attraction du jour… 😆
    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 !!!