Lembeh 11

Shrimps are prolific in these waters. They make use of extraordinary camouflage and are often very secretive.


Tiger shrimp Tozeumi shrimp


Tiger Shrimps live on sponge. They are very small and difficult to photograph.
Tozeumi Shrimp mimic pieces of weed. They have false eye spots near the tail I photographed this one in very poor light and it took me quite a while to realise the eye I was focussing on was actually its rump. It keeps its head face down for safety.
mantis shrimp two emperorshrimp

Mantis Shrimp carry eggs around in their forelimbs for protection. This female has several thousand eggs,

Sea Cucumbers are home to a pair of Emperor Shrimp.