Macro Experiment – Raja Ampat

An almost impossible experiment to shoot the creatures without built-in Image Stabilization hovering in water – for fear of damaging the corals.

Hovering + macro + video + lots of backscatter + no IS – not a good combination. Definitely not recommended and I will never do it again!

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker, Op.71: No. 12c Character Dances: Tea (Chinese Dance)
The Nutcracker: Scene XII – Divertissement, Dance of the Mirlitons

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Common name of the creatures, in order of appearance:

Banded Shrimp Goby
Robust Ghost Pipefish
Spinecheek Anemonefish
Porcelain Crab
Ribbon Sweetlips
Decorator Crab ×2
Bobtail Squid
Decorator Crab
Spiny Lobster ×2
Ornate Ghost Pipefish ×2
Shrimp Goby & Snapping Shrimp (symbiotic relationship)
Striped Eel Catfish
Translucent Gorgonian Shrimp
Black-saddled Toby
Satomi’s pygmy seahorse (smallest known seahorse in the world) discovered in 2008
Chromodoris Nudibranch
Barramundi -juvenile
Many-spotted Sweetlips -juvenile
Baby file fish
Blue Ring Octopus
Octopus
Loch’s Chromodoris
Blue Velvet Headshield Slug
Barramundi
Squat Shrimp
Ghost Goby
Cleaning Shrimp
Scorpionfish
Pigmy Seahorse
Algae Shrimp
Razorfish
Cuttlefish
Barracuda
Mobula Ray
Moray Eel
Slender Pinjalo
Wobbegong Shark
Barred Moray
Silver Sweetlips
Eggs of Spanish Dancer Nudibranch
Skeleton Shrimp
Pikachu (Thecacera) Nudibranch
Pigmy Seahorse
Orangutan Crab
Cuttlefish ×3
Pigmy Seahorse
Commensal Sponge Shrimp
Electric Clam
Skunk Anemonefish

Accidentally Anilao

An accidental macro diving trip in Anilao, Philippines as a result of a last minute cancelled liveaboard trip.

Wide angle shots were mostly around Isla Verde.

Works best with proper sound: stereo/earphones etc.

Wonders of Raja Ampat

This is my first time using an underwater housing. My previously video of Rapa Ampat was purely GoPro…

Got some lovely drone footages over a cute island. Make sure to turn on the best resolution.

Sustainable seafood guide: http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/live_green/out_shopping/seafood_guides/