608 Photos - Apr 30, 2013
Photo: French Angelfish, Intermediate stagePhoto: French Angelfish, DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Rock BeautyPhoto: French Angelfish, adult stagePhoto: Photo: Queen AngelfishPhoto: Photo: French Angelfish, Juvenile stage, DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: French Angelfish, Juvenile StagePhoto: Photo: French Angelfish, Juvenile stage, DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Blue tangs share a jellyfish meal, DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Sunset, April 20, 2013 from All West Apt., Westpunt, CuracaoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: April 20th, Happy Birthday to Me!Photo: Photo: Barracuda...Dinner..., well, his cousin, perhaps?Photo: Grilled BarracudaPhoto: Photo: The feast: freshly caught grilled barracuda, mixed vegetable medley, white and purple potatoes, Venezuelan yam, roasted plantains, roasted garlicPhoto: Photo: vegetable medley:Okra (two varieties), Chinese beans, bok choy and tomatoesPhoto: Nan and I get ready to chow down..Photo: Photo: Oh yeah, there was wine, a nice Chilean Sauvignon blancPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: ...a lot of candles to light.Photo: Photo: Finally, a taste....yum-o!Photo: forget the fork...Photo: Photo: Vase sponges, color variationsPhoto: DIGITAL EffectPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sharpnose Pufferfish in vase spongePhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY FRAMEDPhoto: Sponge and coral groupingPhoto: Netted Barrel Sponge supported by a soft coral that has grown through the spongePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Branching tube sponge wrapped with several Sponge Brittle starsPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Macro view of the edge of a vase spongePhoto: Brown Barrel spongePhoto: Photo: Hydroid and spongePhoto: DIGITALLY FRAMEDPhoto: Sponge and coral intertwinedPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Barrel sponge, DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Stove-pipe spongePhoto: Photo: Caribbean Reef SquidPhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Secretary BlennyPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: A peaceful patch of sandPhoto: Photo: Dive Master Sarah doing her thing...Photo: Photo: Photo: Spotted DrumPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jackknife fishPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Trumpetfish, color variationsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Great BarracudaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Penshell Clam, macro viewPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Cleaning Goby on brain coral,  macro viewPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Smooth Trunkfish, juvenilePhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Bearded FirewormPhoto: Photo: Photo: Bearded Fireworm, macro viewPhoto: Photo: Photo: I am just rising out of the water...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Longnsnout Seahorse, color varietiesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Banded ButterflyfishPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Banded Butterflyfish, juvenilePhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Disc CorallimorphPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Goldentail Moray EelPhoto: Photo: Photo: Green Moray EelPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Chain Moray eelPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Spotted Moray eel, this one must have been in a fightPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Lettuce Sea Slug, color variationsPhoto: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Christmas Tree Tube worms, color variations and close up views...Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Corkscrew anemone, macro viewPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Orange cup coral, DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Orange cup coral in the daylightPhoto: Photo: Orange cup coral as seen at night...Photo: Magnificent Feather Duster tube wormPhoto: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCED, Social feather duster tube wormsPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Social Feather duster tube worm, macro viewPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Scarlet-Striped Cleaning Shrimp, macro views and close upsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Dark Mantis Shrimp: first time seeing and photographingPhoto: Photo: Found a second one on another dive!Photo: Pederson Cleaner Shrimp, mostly inhabits corkscrew anemonesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Banded coral Shrimp...macro views and close ups...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Yellowline Arrow crab...macro views and close upsPhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Yellowline Arrow Crab in purple tip anemonePhoto: Photo: Photo: ...in Corkscrew anemonePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Channel Clinging CrabPhoto: Photo: Photo: Red Night ShrimpPhoto: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Caribbean Spiny LobsterPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ocellate Swimming CrabPhoto: Photo: Photo: Batwing Coral CrabPhoto: Sculptured Slipper LobsterPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sponge Brittle Stars on stove pipe spongePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCED, almost kissable!Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bram: Dive and air bubble Ring masterPhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Coral grown over and adapts the shape of a bottle used as a marker buoy!Photo: Photo: Sardine bait ballPhoto: Turtle swimming through a bait ballPhoto: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Scrawled FilefishPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: AlainPhoto: Didi...Photo: Lionfish in brown barrel spongePhoto: Photo: Photo: Lionfish are an invasive species...they have no natural predators in the Caribbean...Photo: They are beautiful but left unchecked will eventually eat everything...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Viewed from a night dive...Photo: Photo: Photo: Lionfish, juvenilePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Because of the destrucctive nature of these beautiful critters, there is a concerted effort to eradicate or at least control the population...Photo: The next several slides depict graphic images of lionfish kills by licensed individuals...you are required to obtain a license to hunt them.Photo: moment of impact...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Because of the poisonous spines that cover the lionfish, they must be secured in a container like the one shown here...Photo: Photo: Even though they are immobilized  there is still life left in them even after they are out of the water...Photo: Photo: Photo: We Eat What We Kill...
David who was shown spearing the critters, later carefully fillets the beast...Photo: Two nice filets...Photo: Prepare lionfish, in this case lightly breaded and fried...D-E-E-E-E-E-LICIOUSPhoto: Also good as ceviche...and many other recipes...Yum-O Good.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Scorpion fish...master of camouflagePhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: DIGITALLY ENHANCEDPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bubble tip Anemone, color variationPhoto: Photo: Photo: Giant Anemone, color variationPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Juvenile anemone with body partially exposedPhoto: Juvenile with exposed body