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Luwala Reef ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby Dave G » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:15 pm

This was a morning dive heading south

The fish below is Tropheops elongatus of some description looking at its lowly slung mouth (I believe)

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This is a yellow fin borleyi - they were present in reasonable numbers. You can see the colour of the open water.

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This was the highlight of the dive - a male fryeri at about 18 metres!

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Here's a nice metriaclima type. You can see there are a lot of particles in the water that made photography difficult - had to get the strobes really wide to avoid backscatter!
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Here's a nice barlowi

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I know I keep submitting pics of crabro but they're a favourite of mine. Look at the sandy substrate and the snail shells all about

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A maylandi

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M heterochromis

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I'll post some more shortly - still lots of pics to be posted!
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Re: Luwala Reef

Postby daveyboy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:40 pm

Once again great pics and info Dave :text-bravo: :tu:
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Re: Luwala Reef

Postby Tony » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:59 pm

Craking pic's again Dave :tu: :text-coolphotos:
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Re: Luwala Reef

Postby Barry » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:11 pm

Love that Metriaclima, the crabro and the heterochromis! great stuff Dave :text-bravo: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Luwala Reef

Postby chris33 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:52 pm

Fanatic photos.your a lucky man. Did you see acei on your travels in that locale?
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Re: Luwala Reef

Postby Clare » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:30 pm

lovely zebra. Really good read and view there Dave, looking forward to the next edition of photos. :tu:
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Re: Luwala Reef

Postby vinboy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:14 am

Another batch of great biotope photos love that Maylandi :tu:
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Re: Luwala Reef

Postby Dave G » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:20 am

Hi Chris

No acei on that dive - but I was the only diver that did see and photograph them on the trip. Coming soon!
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Re: Luwala Reef

Postby eddie » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:50 am

Some crackin pics bud :clap:
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Re: Luwala Reef ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby Chilumbaben1 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:20 pm

Dave your one lucky guy
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