Lankayan island snorkeling
(Sabah - Malaysia)
August 23 - 29, 2008
The Lankayan atoll offers a reef with many beautiful diving spots and opportunities for snorkeling. Good snorkeling can be done in the vast lagoon around the beach, additional snorkeling is possible by boat along the external reef. The place is a paradise for macro photography, as there are lots of small and unique creatures.
|A big sea anemone hosting two clown fishes.|
|Another sea anemone with a very dark clown fish.|
|The Lankayan's reef is full of tridacne (clam and giant clam) of different colours and size.|
"Christmas tree worms" (Spirobranchus giganteus). They are worms living in a small pipe inserted in an hole digged inside the coral, letting only these colorful "feathers", by which they eat, to come out.
Any change in light or pressure causes the "feathers" to retract instantly into the pipe below, before coming out again in less than a minute. Click HERE to see a video.
|Colorful fishes pictured while snorkeling in Sulu sea around Lankayan island. Diving in Borneo, Malaysia, will give lots of unique encounters, in addition to the "traditional" parrot fishes, butterfly fishes, angelfishes, found also in other areas.|
Living corals of different types.
|A sea anemone (left) and a Xenia (right).|
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