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.
Georgette Douwma / Black-blotched Porcupinefish / Short-spine Porcupinefish (Diodon liturosus) and a Klein's butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii) sheltering in barrel sponge. Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Leather Coral (Sinularia flexibilis). Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus), juvenile perched on bottle top. Rinca, Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Giant Frogfish (Antennarius commerson) on coral reef. The animal can vary greatly in colour and pattern. Bali, Indonesia, December.
Georgette Douwma / Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) on beach, Rinca, Komodo National Park, Indonesia, October
Georgette Douwma / White banded/ Scarlet cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis) on Coral hind (Cephalopholis miniata) Rinca, Komodo National Park, Indonesia, October
Georgette Douwma / Lyrtetail anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) in water column with Peach anthias (Pseudanthias dispar) in background. Indonesia, October
Georgette Douwma / Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) with anemone showing the effects of bleaching. The bleached anemone is almost white, whereas the unbleached anemone is brown due to the presence of symbiotic...
Georgette Douwma / Large shoal of Horse mackerel (Megalaspis cordyla) schooling. Rinca, Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Georgette Douwma / Coral hind (Cephalopholis miniata) lying in ambush under table coral on reef. Andaman Sea, Thailand.