Lankayan island - snorkeling along the reef
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.
"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.
A sea anemone (left) and a Xenia (right).