Georgette Douwma / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) with two large remoras (Echeneis naucrates) attached to its carapace, at rest on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
Georgette Douwma / Coral reef scenery with a pair of Red Sea raccoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon fasciatus), Pygmy sweepers (Parapriacanthus guentheri) and soft corals (Dendronephthya sp) Egypt, Red Sea.
Georgette Douwma / Striated fusilier (Caesio striatus) school feeding on fish spawn at dusk. Egypt, Red Sea.
Georgette Douwma / Lyretail anthias / Goldies (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) over coral reef with soft corals (Dendronephthya sp) Egypt, Red Sea.
Georgette Douwma / Checkerboard wrasse (Halichoeres hortulanus) watching a Bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymna) digging in the sand for food in the hope of catching escaping prey. Egypt, Red Sea.
Georgette Douwma / Dead surgeonfish being 'cleaned' by a Bleusreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus). Many fish observed dead or dying on reefs in the Maldives, April 2012. Another episode of dying fish was in 2007....
Georgette Douwma / Masked butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) with acropora coral. Egypt, Red Sea. Red Sea endemic.
Georgette Douwma / Yellowbar angelfish (Pomacanthus maculosus) swimming over coral reef with soft corals. Egypt, Red Sea.
Georgette Douwma / Emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) with soft corals and sweepers. Egypt, Red Sea.
Georgette Douwma / Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus), Maldives, Indian Ocean
Georgette Douwma / Powder blue surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucosternon), large school swimming, Andaman Sea, Thailand
Georgette Douwma / Guineafowl puffer fish (Arothron meleagris) also known as the Golden puffer or Spotted puffer because is has three colour phases which differ dramatically. Maldives, Indian Ocean
Georgette Douwma / Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Egypt, Red Sea.
Georgette Douwma / Bigeye Scad (Selarcrumenophthalmus). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Plastic bags floating at the surface of the sea. Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Soft coral and other invertebrates growing on mangrove roots (Rhizophora sp.) on the edge of coral reef. Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). The tentacles are usually a dull brown, but this anemone is partially bleached and has lost most of the endosymbiotic zooxanthellae. Raja Ampat, West Papua,...
Georgette Douwma / Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) swimming down after taking a breath. Rinca, Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Barrel Sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) on coral reef with soft corals (Scleronephthya sp), gorgonian and Lyretail anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis). Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Soft Coral (Dendronephthya sp) with Blueline snappers (Lutjanus kasmira). Rinca, Komodo National Park, Indonesia.