Photo Adventures with Curiosity and Learning

April 12, 2008: Bintan, Doyle and Mapur Island

(This is the activated Google Map of our boat ride to Mapur Island. Click and drag to find your way around Bintan and nearby islands).

Here is where we put in. When the tide is out, it is necessary to find a nearby place with a channel to escape

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Our boat

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Leaving the channel

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Our team

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Rishermen reflections

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Our team - all smiles

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A fisherman near Mapur Island

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Then into the water. I have never seen such underwater beauty anywhere in the world. Doyle and I were in the water, probably 3 hours

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Seems that jelly fish are part of the underwater beauty

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Some angel fish

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ANd the eye of a sea urchin

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And a jelly fish watching everything I do

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An interesting yellow fish

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When the jelly fish gets too close - its time for a quick macro and escape

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Some sort of black fish

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So much color and life

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A distant jelly fish

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And another eye of an urchin

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Clown fish in their home

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More clowns

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My best clown photo - the guys there called them "Nemo Fish"

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More corel

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A white spine urchin

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Sort of like buds

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Another sea urchin

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A funny yellow fish

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An angel fish

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Red coral

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Another jelly fish

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And the fun sergeant major fish

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The many colors of coral

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The beach

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And rocks. You can see the dark area to the right - our coral garden

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Our team

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Preparing for our escape

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A lone fisherman

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The storm

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Our wet team plowing through the swells

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SLightly less blurred team

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And home - with a wet fisherman

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C. Frank Starmer