STORY: When I first downloaded these shots of the vibrant coral reefs of Misool in West Papua, Indonesia, the vast school of damselfish and other reef fish reminded me of a pinata being smashed open and confetti flying all over! The majority of the fish pictured are Yellowtail Damselfish (Neopomacentrus azysron), with a few Green Chromis, Anthias, and Tile Goby mixed in. If you’re making a list of the dive spots with the most vibrant tropical reefs and the highest amount of biomass, Misool will pretty much always be right there at the top. Gorgonian sea fans are everywhere, and they are huge and healthy. Over and over, I return to this region, also known as Raja Ampat, and this photo explains why 2 1/2 days of travel to get there (each way!) is worth it. The founders of Misool Eco Resort (www.misool.info) created a destination in this underwater paradise several decades ago, and turned the site of a former shark & sea turtle poaching base camp into an off-the-beaten-path ecological marine sanctuary which now draws scuba divers from across the planet. And on several trips to Raja Ampat, I have used them as a base to explore what they call, “The World’s Richest Reefs”. Misool is also where I shot the images, Superfly, Birthday Cake, Mandarinfish Love, Millions, Pinkaboo, Rush Hour, Skyfall, and several others.
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