PALAU - June 19-23, 2007

All pictures 2018 by Ken Kurtis
Camera gear: Nikon D200 (shot in full manual) Ikelite housing,
Nikon SB-2105 dual strobes shot in manual (mostly 1/4 and 1/16th power),
Nikon 18-70mm, 28-105mm (macro), and 105 (micro) lenses.

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PALAU

PICT2190.JPG (570793 bytes) PAL_5471.JPG (385431 bytes) PAL_5488.JPG (262643 bytes) PAL_5609.JPG (403302 bytes)
Palau Aggressor II Leaf Scorpionfish Same guy, straight down from the top Spotted Sweetlips
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PAL_5512.JPG (287262 bytes) PAL_5652.JPG (439352 bytes) PAL_5697.JPG (589306 bytes) PAL_5844.JPG (367783 bytes)
Octo on the reef Tridacna (Giant Clam) Soft coral on the wall Freckled Hawkfish posing
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PAL_5744.JPG (563615 bytes) PAL_5714.JPG (578759 bytes) PAL_5759.JPG (666615 bytes) PAL_5802.JPG (358517 bytes)
More soft corals Lionfish in "GO AWAY!!" position Crinoid catching the current Anthia (not sure of the species)
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PAL_6092(V).JPG (237360 bytes) PAL_5927.JPG (166503 bytes) PAL_6222.JPG (428483 bytes) PAL_6065.JPG (276514 bytes)
Another Leaf Scorpionfish Anemone Shrimp on underside Hingebeak Shrimp Two-spot Snapper
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PAL_6265.JPG (233067 bytes) PAL_6736.JPG (418391 bytes) PAL_6834.JPG (421194 bytes) PAL_7024.JPG (349349 bytes)
Parrotfish sleeping Yes, it's really this colorful Thorny Oyster Don't know what it is, but it's pretty
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PAL_7529.JPG (229103 bytes) PAL_7889.JPG (405530 bytes) PAL_7829 (alt).JPG (261817 bytes) PAL_8056.JPG (489061 bytes)
Pair of Masked Bannerfish Twinspot Lionfish (hard to find) Slipper Lobster Masked Angelfish
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PAL_8029.JPG (351688 bytes) PAL_8329.JPG (399330 bytes) PAL_8052.JPG (330086 bytes) PAL_8278.JPG (223580 bytes)
Two-tone Dartfish (very hard to shoot) Fire Dartfish (not quite as difficult) Intermediate Black & White Snapper Latticed Butterflyfish
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SHARKS

PAL_6755.JPG (506603 bytes) PAL_6758.JPG (281047 bytes) PAL_6620.JPG (320226 bytes) PAL_6382.JPG (105686 bytes)
Large Nurse Shark at Peleliu Up close & personal Notice the strength of the current Blue Corner
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PAL_5884.JPG (304940 bytes) PAL_6421.JPG (748977 bytes) PAL_6476.JPG (57648 bytes) PAL_6377.JPG (83763 bytes)
Whitetip cruising edge of Blue Corner A Wahoo too!!! Shark with a Barracuda background Grey Reef Shark
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NAPOLEON WRASSES

PAL_6570 (alt).JPG (104009 bytes) PAL_6582 (alt).JPG (278104 bytes) PAL_7579 (alt1).JPG (189521 bytes) PAL_7573 (alt).JPG (195628 bytes)
Taking a peek at the shooter Hector handles his buddy They're very curious . . . . . .  and photogenic.
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ANEMONEFISH (CLOWNFISH)

PAL_5933.JPG (245829 bytes) PAL_7057.JPG (176287 bytes) PAL_7710.JPG (158612 bytes) PAL_6726.JPG (270918 bytes)
Magnificent Anemone with Pinks Pink Clownfish Pair of Orange-finned Anemonefish Solitary guy
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TURTLES

PAL_6027 (alt2).JPG (239945 bytes) PAL_6025.JPG (307148 bytes) PAL_6040.JPG (272864 bytes) PAL_8010 (alt).JPG (169497 bytes)
Green Turtle swimming by Headshot Lovely shell Be sure to look up!!!
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JELLYFISH LAKE

PAL_8510.JPG (218827 bytes) PAL_8514.JPG (162525 bytes) PAL_8667.JPG (260041 bytes) PAL_8538.JPG (328309 bytes)
Mastigias jelly in Jellyfish Lake Close-up Their only predator Millions of them
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PAL_8651.JPG (207343 bytes) PAL_8537.JPG (267084 bytes) PAL_8543.JPG (228401 bytes) PAL_8524.JPG (243203 bytes)
They cruise towards the light Marc Paris reflected with the jellies Coming up through the jellies It was like swimming in Jell-O
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