Friday, February 17, 2012

The Turtle Islands: Sea Life

This is the third of a series of pictures from the Turtle Islands in the Philippines and Malaysia. Keith Ellenbogen, a photographer and frequent contributor to the Global Explorers Blog, is sharing pictures from the expedition with Conservation International and the Ocean Health Index to create an awareness about environmental threats and solutions that impact the relationship between people and the sea.
A moment to pause and look, there is so much beauty in the ocean.

Coral reef scene with a pink anemone (Amphiprion perideraion) fish in a giant anemone with a school of small fish in the background 

At night a pair of pufferfish swimming over the seagrass in shallow water. 

Hermit crab that found a bottle cap to use as its home

Buoy that marks the boundary of a marine protected area in Baguan Island, Philippines

Additional photos and stories from this expedition can be found on the Conservation International Blog.


See the previous posts from the Turtle Islands here and here. Stay tuned for more pictures from Keith's expedition to Indonesia and California! 

1 comment:

  1. That makes me sad that the little hermie had to use trash as his home, but at least he was able to make use of it. what a cutie :)