Fish

Fishes residents of Lembeh Strait captured by our guests and guides
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Known as the most venomous fish in the world! Their face however may look more like that of a grumpy old man than a spooky critter, however these cryptic animals are incredibly hard to find but they deliver one hell of a sting if stepped on! Using their excellent camouflage for hunting, they engulf unsuspecting prey whole if they venture too close to this spooky critter.  Reef Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) - Photo by Luke Gordon  #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography #SpookiestCritters

Known as the most venomous fish in the world! Their face however may look more like that of a grumpy old man than a spooky critter, however these cryptic animals are incredibly hard to find but they deliver one hell of a sting if stepped on! Using their excellent camouflage for hunting, they engulf unsuspecting prey whole if they venture too close to this spooky critter. Reef Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) - Photo by Luke Gordon #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography #SpookiestCritters

We are playing "hide and seek" - have you seen my friend anywhere? Maybe I should send a message in a bottle... Ornate pygmy goby Photo by Wayne MacWilliams  #Lembeh #Diving #Macro #Indonesia

We are playing "hide and seek" - have you seen my friend anywhere? Maybe I should send a message in a bottle... Ornate pygmy goby Photo by Wayne MacWilliams #Lembeh #Diving #Macro #Indonesia

There is no need to explain why these amazing yet small fish are stars. With colors like these they are ready for the red carpet!  Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus) - Photo by Iwan Muhani #StarofLembeh #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography

There is no need to explain why these amazing yet small fish are stars. With colors like these they are ready for the red carpet! Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus) - Photo by Iwan Muhani #StarofLembeh #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography

This magnificent species of scorpionfish also known as Rhinopias can display different color variations and appendages according to its habitat and environment – making it a star of camouflage!  Weedy Scorpionfish ( Rhinopias frondosa ) - Photo by Vadly "Opo S." Makasighe #StarofLembeh #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography

This magnificent species of scorpionfish also known as Rhinopias can display different color variations and appendages according to its habitat and environment – making it a star of camouflage! Weedy Scorpionfish ( Rhinopias frondosa ) - Photo by Vadly "Opo S." Makasighe #StarofLembeh #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography

There is no need to explain why this fabulous and prehistoric looking nocturnal critter is a star – it’s all in the name!  Reticulate Stargazer ( Uranoscopus bicinctus) - Photo by Fandy Sangi #StarofLembeh #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography

There is no need to explain why this fabulous and prehistoric looking nocturnal critter is a star – it’s all in the name! Reticulate Stargazer ( Uranoscopus bicinctus) - Photo by Fandy Sangi #StarofLembeh #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography

With popping colors and intricate markings this juvenile Frogfish is truly a star of Lembeh and a rare and sought after find.  Juvenile Painted frogfish Variation (Antennarius pictus) - Photo by Iwan Muhani #StarofLembeh #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography

With popping colors and intricate markings this juvenile Frogfish is truly a star of Lembeh and a rare and sought after find. Juvenile Painted frogfish Variation (Antennarius pictus) - Photo by Iwan Muhani #StarofLembeh #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography

A star that’s not so keen on the limelight. The Filamentous species of scorpionfish are difficult to find but can be identified by their large heads and concave snout profiles.  Filamentous scorpionfish (Hipposcorpana filamentosus) - Photo by Fekia “Opo K.” Luas.  #StarofLembeh #Diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

A star that’s not so keen on the limelight. The Filamentous species of scorpionfish are difficult to find but can be identified by their large heads and concave snout profiles. Filamentous scorpionfish (Hipposcorpana filamentosus) - Photo by Fekia “Opo K.” Luas. #StarofLembeh #Diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

Star following? While walking, the Warty frogfish moves its second dorsal spine forward and it looks like it is leading the frogfish where to go!  Warty frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) - Photo by Jhoe Wongkar.  #StarofLembeh #Diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

Star following? While walking, the Warty frogfish moves its second dorsal spine forward and it looks like it is leading the frogfish where to go! Warty frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) - Photo by Jhoe Wongkar. #StarofLembeh #Diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

A Lembeh favourite, the frogfish. A ferocious predator and the master of camouflage. This fish has the remarkable ability to eat prey the same size or even bigger than itself – just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…..  Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) - Photo by Luke Gordon  #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography #SpookiestCritters

A Lembeh favourite, the frogfish. A ferocious predator and the master of camouflage. This fish has the remarkable ability to eat prey the same size or even bigger than itself – just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water….. Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) - Photo by Luke Gordon #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography #SpookiestCritters

The spiny devilfish is the cousin of the stonefish and this is one spooky family!! They lay buried in the sand using camouflage for stealth ambush attacks. This fish also goes by the name of Indian Ocean Walkman because it very rarely swims, instead it ‘walks’ on spiny looking pectoral “legs”.  Spiny Devilfish (Inimicus didactylus) - Photo by Luke Gordon  #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography #SpookiestCritters

The spiny devilfish is the cousin of the stonefish and this is one spooky family!! They lay buried in the sand using camouflage for stealth ambush attacks. This fish also goes by the name of Indian Ocean Walkman because it very rarely swims, instead it ‘walks’ on spiny looking pectoral “legs”. Spiny Devilfish (Inimicus didactylus) - Photo by Luke Gordon #Lembeh #Diving #Underwaterphotography #SpookiestCritters

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