After a four year absence, I finally made it back to one of my favorite spots, Atmosphere Resort on the island of Negros. Spent two weeks there in March. The diving was exceptional! I think I took more pictures on this trip than any other. On my first trip here, six years earlier, it rained almost every day. This trip not a drop. The main attracion this time of year is the abundance of frogfish, of all sizes, and we were not disappointed. I already have my return trip planned for next year.
Also known as a Hairy Shrimp, you can see it is carrying eggs.
Couple of blennies peering out of a worm hole.
The only blue ring octopus we saw, but it was very active. We followed it for a long time.
- comb jelly-ctenophore
Master of camouflage.
Emperor shrimp on sea cucumber.
Looks like a pregnant skeleton shrimp in the background.
Juvenile hairiy frogfish.
Also know as a Clown Frogfish.
Two gobies watching over their eggs.
Jawfish brooding its eggs.
Same jawfish about a week later. Eggs will be hatching soon.
"Shaun the Sheep" or "Leaf Sheep" nudibranch. Not much bigger than a grain of rice.
They were in an egg-laying mood.
Carrying a mass of eggs.
Sometimes called a "Pokémon Nudi".
Emperor shrimp hitching a ride on a nudibranch.
Laying down some eggs.
This one has a pouch fill of eggs.
Catching a ride or are they mating?
Mouthful of rocks - cleaning out its burrow.