Raja Ampat or “Four Kings” is an archipelago composed by four main islands among some 1500 thousands others Islands.
This indonesian archipelago is situated along the border between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, the marine species coming from both of these oceans meets in the Raja Ampat. The Raja Ampat displays about 75% of the coral species known all over the world. Raja Ampat is possibly the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world.
Although it is impossible to show all of the Raja Ampat biodiversity in few pictures, the following ones will offer a sample of the colors and the shapes there are encountered in Raja Ampat.
Anker’s Whip Coral Shrimp / Pontonides ankeri
2 Pygmies Seahorses – Hippocampus bargibanti
Pygmie Seahorse – Hippocampus bargibanti
Laticauda colubrina / Colubrine / yellow-lipped sea krait
Tasselled wobbegong – Eucrossorhinus dasypogon
Assembly of soft corals
Feathery feeding tentacles – Sabellidae
Green Turtle – Chelonia mydas
Masked puffer fish
Only few millimeters
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