142 Photos - Sep 22, 2012
Photo: Opistognathus dendriticus (Dendritic Jawfish) is a very large Jawfish on the house reef of Chindonan Resort, Chidonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Bantay meeting us at the dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, PhilippinesPhoto: Sphaeramia orbicularis (Orbiculate Cardinalfish) at the resort resturant at Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Orange Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Gnathanodon speciosus (Golden Tevally) was my tour guide for my first snorkel off of Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Nardoa tuberculata (Mottled Sea Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Culcita novaeguineae (Pincushion Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid) taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Clownfish, photo taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Tony at the boat dock at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Archerfish, photo taken from Resturant at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Sea Hare Eggs, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Coral Reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Labracinus cyclophthalmus (Firetail Dottyback),  Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Nick and Tony looking for seahorses at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Culcita novaeguineae (Pincushion Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Nick and Tony looking for seahorses at the boat dock at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Nick and Tony paddling a banca boat out to the reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Protoreaster nodosus (Rare - Red Chocolate Chip Sea Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Neoglyphidodon oxyodon (Neon Velvet Damsel),  Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Caulerpa racemos (Grape Caulerpa) a macro algae commonly used in the aquarium hobby for nitrate reduction, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Xenia umbellata (Pulsing Xenia), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Pseudochromis perspicillatus (Blackstripe Dottyback),Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Chiton, taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Toxotes jaculatrix (Banded Archerfish) at the Chindonan Island Resort Resturant over the water, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Amblygobius buanensis (Buan Goby), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Cymbacephalus beauforti (Crocodile Fish), photo taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Tridacna maxima (Giant Clam), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, PhilippinesPhoto: Acropora sp. (Purple Staghorn Coral) Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Sphaeramia nemanoptera (Pajama Cardinalfish) among purple staghorn Acropora coral,  Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Apogon compressus (Ochre-Striped or Split-banded Cardinalfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Platax pinnatus (Pinnate Batfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Barrel Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Unidentified Wrasse, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Barrel Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chelmon rostratus (Copperband Butterflyfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chromodoris coi (Nudibranch), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, PhilippinesPhoto: Cyrptocentrus cinctus (Yellow Watchman Shrimp Goby) with Pistol Shrimp, Chindonan Island, Palawan, PhilippinesPhoto: Gobiodon spilophthalmus (White-lined Coral Goby), Chindonan Island, Palawan, PhilippinesPhoto: Anclyomenes venustus (Venus Commensal Shrimp) on Euphyllia ancora (Hammer Coral or Anchor Coral), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) and Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, PhilippinesPhoto: Cyrptocentrus steinitzi (Watchman Shrimp Goby) with Pistol Shrimp, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Juvenile Bream, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Parrotfish, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Tylosurus crocodilus (Hound Needlefish), taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Abudefduf lorenzi (Black-tail Sergeant), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Epibulus brevis (Dwarf Slingjaw Wrasse) Carlson et al. (2008), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chrysiptera parasema (Yellow-tail Blue Damselfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Tylosurus crocodilus (Hound Needlefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Siganus dollatus (Scribbled Rabbitfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Acreichthys tomentosus (Bristle-tailed Filefish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Tridacna maxima. (Giant Clam), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Vermiculated Angelfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Pentapodus caninus (Small-toothed Whiptail), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Neoglyphidodon meles (Adult Bowtie or Black Damselfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Pervagor melanocephalus (Blackheaded Filefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Pomacentrus moluccensis
 (Lemon Damselfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chrysiptera parasema (Yellow-tail Blue Damselfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Choerodon anchorago (Anchor Tuskfish Wrasse), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lobophytum pauciflorum (Devils Hand Leather Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lobophytum pauciflorum (Devils Hand Leather Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Sarcophyton sp. (Toadstool Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Unidentified Wrasse, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Unidentified Damselfish, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Xenia umbellata (Pulsing Xenia), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Goniopora sp. (Flower Pot Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Amphiprion clarkii (Clarkii Clownfish) and Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Amphiprion clarkii (Clarkii Clownfish) and Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Oxycheilinus rhodochrous (Thick-stripe Maori Wrasse), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Scolopsis margaritifer (Pearly Monocle Bream), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Aluterus scriptus (Scrawled Filefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Tony snorkeling off of Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (Juvenile Harlaquin or Clown Sweetlips), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Nudibranch near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Nudibranch near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Hippocampus barbouri (Zebra-snout Seahorse), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Ptaraeolidia ianthina (Nudibranch) near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Arothron manilensis (Striped Puffer), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Arothron hispidus (Stars and Stripes Puffer),Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.Photo: Cassiopeia andromeda (Upsidedown Jellyfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Hippocampus barbouri (Zebra-snout Seahorse), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Neopetrolisthes ohshimai (Porcelain Anemone Crab), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Vermiculated Angelfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Diadema Sea Urchin with Cardinalfish, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Per, Bantay, and Per, our hosts at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chaetodon melannotus (Blackback Butterflyfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Apogon griffini (Hookfin Cardinalfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Chromis sp.? (Philippines Chromis Damselfish?), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Heniochus varius (Humphead Heniochus), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Macro Algae, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (bubble anemone), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Zanclus cornutus (Moorish Idol), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Mushroom Anemones, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Nick, the resorts snorkeling guide at Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Phylidia sp. (Nudibranch), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Trachyphyllia geofryii (Orange Open Brain Coral), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Pink Acropora sp. Coral, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Purple Tube Sponge, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Purple Tube Sponge, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Polycarpa aurata (Goldmouth Sea Squirt), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Echidna nebulosa (Snowflake Moray Eel), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Lutjanus carponotatus (Stripey Snapper), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Stethojulis trilineata (Four-line Wrasse), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.Photo: Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (Adult Harlaquin or Clown Sweetlips), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.