YAP - July 10-17, 2010
All pictures 2017 by Ken Kurtis
For those interested . . . 
Underwater: Nik
on D200 in full manual mode in an Ikelite housing, dual Nikon SB-105 strobes at 1/4 & 1/16th power,
400-800 ISO, 10-24mm, 18-70mm, and 28-105mm (macro 50-105mm) lenses
Surface shots: Nikon D70 in "Program," 400 ISO, various lenses.

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MANTA RAY BAY RESORT
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Approaching Manta Ray Bay View from our room On the boat Dive guide Willie taking a break
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Mangrove Two of the kids who danced for us
during our Village Cultural Tour
Can you spot the fake native?
(He was visiting a friend)
Ken with Stone Money.
How do you make change???
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THE MANTAS
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Coming in Passing a foot over our heads Two cleaners start on the lobes Full-service cleaning
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Different ray - quick pass Coming down Mi'l Channel A pilotfish shall lead them . . . See ya later!!!
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THE MANDARINFISH
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Female nosing around Male - note dorsal Female looking for male Unsuccessful male
displaying above the reef
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THE SHARK FEED
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Getting ready Let the frenzy begin!!! Making a pass These guys tumbled towards my lap
after the bait came free of the line
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Laurie Kasper watching the action Grey Reef shark Peter takes a bite of the leftovers Blacktip Reef Shark
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EVERYONE ELSE . . .
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Sherwin Isenberg & Clownfish face off Young Orangefin Orangefin staredown Orangefin pair in anemone
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Young Tomato clownfish This one prefers to be called
an anemonefish
Pink Anemonefish Flatworm
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Even more colorful flatworm Fried egg nudi (??) Nudi egg sac . . . . . . and the (big) nudi laying them
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Chromodoris elizabethina Whitetail Ray Eagle Ray cruising by Rarely seen and never documented
Pygmy Tiger Shark
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Pair of Fire Dartfish near hole Close up Reticulated dascyllus
use table corals as shelter
Close up
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Too many Crown of Thorns on the reef Bohadschia graeffei
(aka - sea cucumber grazing)
Blue tridacna clam Gorgeous Mole Cowrie shell
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Six-banded Angel Juvy Emperor Angel Masked Bannerfish Longfin Bannerfish
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Valuable reef - U/W Stone Money Black Snapper Hermit Crab crawling Conch peering from safety of shell
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Killing time waiting for mantas Small Leaf Scorpionfish Mimic Surgeonfish Octo eyeball
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Yellowback Butterflyfish Ornate Butterflyfish Juvy Lionfish Longspine Grouper
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Mantis Shrimp at his front door Blue Devil (I think) Bulb anemone Fish staredown

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