Repost @kallista_yuda: "The ocean was one of the greatest things he had ever seen in his life—bigger and deeper than anything he had imagined. It changed its color and shape and expression according to time and place and weather. It aroused a deep sadness in his heart, and at the same time it brought his heart peace and comfort."
Yes, this is a real creature. The Hairy Squat Lobster (Lauriea siagiani) was high on my must-see list when I visited Indonesia. They come in varying hues of pink and purple, and are adorned with long hairs all over their body. These tiny squat lobsters are only about 1/4 inch in length and can be found living in association with barrel sponges on Indo-Pacific Coral Reefs. Such a cool critter!⠀
You can’t find anything underwater much cuter than a baby brownbanded bamboo shark! As adults they lose these dark markings and have only faint suggestions of banding. All of the juveniles that we have seen have this cute brown spot on their noses! This one was photographed during our fabulous week of diving @crittersatlembehresort.
The light from my torch caught this #cuttlefish in the #lembehstrait and it stopped and hovered giving me a personal light show and the time for a quick picture. #nightdiving is an amazing opportunity to see the more spectacular side of the creatures who seem a bit bland during the day
Shorthead sabretooth blenny (Petroscirtes breviceps).
Home sweet home! Taking a peek and guarding it's shelter from predators and possibly photographers 😁 Lookout for crevices, abandoned shells, pipes and bottles and you might just be able to spot the blenny taking a shelter. These blennies have characteristics that are similar to the Linespot fangblenny (Meiacanthis grammistes) in which they mimic. It has three black stripes on each side of its yellow and white body.
Location: TFD House Reef, Lembeh Strait 🇮🇩