COCOS ISLAND, COSTA RICA
April 3-13, 2007
All pictures 2017 by Ken Kurtis
For those interested . . . 
Underwater: Nik
on D200 in "manual" in an Ikelite housing,
with dual SB-105 strobes at 1/4 & 1/16th power, 800 ISO . . . 18-70mm, 28-105mm, and 105macro lenses
Surface shots: Nikon D70 in "Program," 400-1000 ISO.

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(Click here to read the written trip report.)

THE BOAT
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Okeanos Aggressor Dining room (celebrating a birthday) One of the dive dinghies Camera table
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THE ISLAND
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One of the many waterfalls Weird early-morning fog Manuelita Inside -
home to the Night Shark Dive
Viking Rock
('cause it resembles a Viking Helmet)
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THE HAMMERHEADS
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Close encounter at Maneulita Getting cleaned Not out of focus - 
shooting thru
the shimmery thermocline
These guys are
BIG !!!!
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Up close and personal They were everywhere Here comes the school An endless parade
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THE WHITETIPS AT NIGHT
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Well, here's one . . . . . . with  a few buddies. And here they all come. They make close passes.
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But they're everywhere. Swarming all around. A large gaggle of sharks. Out of my way!!!
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THE MARBLE RAYS
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A ray cruising Chatham Bay Resting on the bottom Passing by The view from underneath
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Three on the bottom napping Males pursuing a larger female These guys are big too Making a turn at Alcyone
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OUR LITTLE BIRD FRIEND
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Ken the Bird Defending his turf His chief tormentor The tormentor had his own perch
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AND THE REST . . .
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Yellowedge Moray Head-on Crown of Thorns Daytime Whitetip passing by
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Cup corals at night CU of the mouth Barberfish at night Juvy Booby (the rescued one)
from underneath
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Peacock Flounder Scrawled Filefish at night Whitetip with a bite taken out of him Blue-and-gold Snapper
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Green Turtle at Manuelita Golden phase leather Bass Shark gills King Angel
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Barred Filefish Head-on Sharpnose Puffer Manta Remoras on top of same
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Baitball seeking refuge under dinghy Silky Shark cruising edge of baitball Changing direction Yellowfin Surgeonfish
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Lobsters everywhere Packed in tightly Lobster CU Amarillo Snapper
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Mexican Hogfish Bluefin Trevally Surge at Submerged Rock Creole Wrasse
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Golden-phase Chinese Trumpetfish
showing banding pattern
Rainbow Runners using a Whitetip
as a rubbing platform
Black Durgeon Requisite sunset shot
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