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Kimberly #Captain, #PADI MSDT, #IANTD rEvo #Rebreather #Instructor, #Freediver. Living life without regret, unfiltered and unprocessed. Prints 🔽 http://kimberlyjeffries.zenfolio.com/
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Boo! It seems all the shops have put out Halloween decorations already. Here’s my contribution. Antennarius striatus, Hairy Frogfish. Although only as big as a cotton ball these masters of disguise have quite the fearsome mug! 🎃 •
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28 570 Yesterday
Boo! it seems all the shops have put out halloween decorations already. here’s my contribution. antennarius striatus, hairy frogfish. although only as big as a cotton ball these masters of disguise have quite the fearsome mug! 🎃 •




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When I think about the time I’ve spent underwater, it’s measured in moments that take my breath away. This seahorse was no larger than the first joint on my pinky finger and looked otherworldly when the guide passed his light over him. 🦄
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29 558 3 days ago
When i think about the time i’ve spent underwater, it’s measured in moments that take my breath away. this seahorse was no larger than the first joint on my pinky finger and looked otherworldly when the guide passed his light over him. 🦄





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As my trip winds to an end I am wistful that the adventure is over and I’ll miss all the old and new friends I’ve made. I’m so grateful to everyone who made it possible and those who were so amazingly generous with hospitality and kindness. My heart is totally overflowing with gratitude. I’m exhausted but in the happy and satisfied way of having seen and done so much! I’m also super happy to be back home on my beloved Oahu with my fam. Here’s one of my favorite images from this trip. A Harlequin shrimp stands on its meal. These lovely shrimp like to turn starfish upside down to immobilize them and carry them back to their lairs to slowly feast on their living prey. And they say you shouldn’t play with your food. 🙄Nature is savage and beautiful. •
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24 491 4 days ago
As my trip winds to an end i am wistful that the adventure is over and i’ll miss all the old and new friends i’ve made. i’m so grateful to everyone who made it possible and those who were so amazingly generous with hospitality and kindness. my heart is totally overflowing with gratitude. i’m exhausted but in the happy and satisfied way of having seen and done so much! i’m also super happy to be back home on my beloved oahu with my fam. here’s one of my favorite images from this trip. a harlequin shrimp stands on its meal. these lovely shrimp like to turn starfish upside down to immobilize them and carry them back to their lairs to slowly feast on their living prey. and they say you shouldn’t play with your food. 🙄nature is savage and beautiful. •





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Ever get the feeling something is watching you? This beautiful peacock mantis shrimp was guarding a brood of eggs. If you look closely you can see their little eyes. Peacock mantis shrimp are said to have punches of over 50mph, similar to the acceleration of a gunshot. Their typical method of hunting is a smash and grab making them very unsuitable for aquarium collection. This particular image was shot using a snoot. 🦐
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27 496 2 weeks ago
Ever get the feeling something is watching you? this beautiful peacock mantis shrimp was guarding a brood of eggs. if you look closely you can see their little eyes. peacock mantis shrimp are said to have punches of over 50mph, similar to the acceleration of a gunshot. their typical method of hunting is a smash and grab making them very unsuitable for aquarium collection. this particular image was shot using a snoot. 🦐





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The Pygmy seahorse attains a maximum size of less than 2 centimeters. With long prehensile tails and stunning colors to match the gorgonian fans they live on, it’s easy to fall in love with these charming and shy creatures. Pygmy seahorses typically live their whole lives on the same coral and are monogamous. These little guys were a lovely shade of rose to match their coral home. They say photos with the coral polyps blooming are nice because it means you didn’t disturb or touch the delicate corals while taking the picture. It was incredibly challenging however as these gorgonian corals grow in deep water subject to current. 🦄
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13 240 2 weeks ago
The pygmy seahorse attains a maximum size of less than 2 centimeters. with long prehensile tails and stunning colors to match the gorgonian fans they live on, it’s easy to fall in love with these charming and shy creatures. pygmy seahorses typically live their whole lives on the same coral and are monogamous. these little guys were a lovely shade of rose to match their coral home. they say photos with the coral polyps blooming are nice because it means you didn’t disturb or touch the delicate corals while taking the picture. it was incredibly challenging however as these gorgonian corals grow in deep water subject to current. 🦄





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Flamboyant cuttlefish fish eggs. When first laid, the eggs are opaque. These eggs when we visited were just a few days from hatching and fairly clear. Each little egg was no larger than a pea and deposited on the husk of a coconut shell. You could see the faintest movements inside these casings. Worried about their vulnerability at such a young stage, after we photographed them we gently hid the coconut on the reef for their upcoming birth. Flamboyant cuttlefish, like many cephalopods have a lifespan of just over a year. Similar to the blue ring octopus they are toxic which happily keeps them from becoming rainbow calamari. 🦑
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39 513 2 weeks ago
Flamboyant cuttlefish fish eggs. when first laid, the eggs are opaque. these eggs when we visited were just a few days from hatching and fairly clear. each little egg was no larger than a pea and deposited on the husk of a coconut shell. you could see the faintest movements inside these casings. worried about their vulnerability at such a young stage, after we photographed them we gently hid the coconut on the reef for their upcoming birth. flamboyant cuttlefish, like many cephalopods have a lifespan of just over a year. similar to the blue ring octopus they are toxic which happily keeps them from becoming rainbow calamari. 🦑





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Although quite common in Lembeh, the Yellow Pygmy Goby (Lubricogobius exiguus) quickly because one of my favorite fish to watch. Dazzlingly bright and quite cute, these little guys seemed to favor bottles to make as their home. If you waited a bit they would pop in and out of their homes and pose. This little one was protecting eggs deep in the safety of the bottle and sometimes I could catch a glimpse of the mate further inside. 🍾 @solitudelembeh •
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3 292 2 weeks ago
Although quite common in lembeh, the yellow pygmy goby (lubricogobius exiguus) quickly because one of my favorite fish to watch. dazzlingly bright and quite cute, these little guys seemed to favor bottles to make as their home. if you waited a bit they would pop in and out of their homes and pose. this little one was protecting eggs deep in the safety of the bottle and sometimes i could catch a glimpse of the mate further inside. 🍾 @solitudelembeh




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It’s been a minute since I’ve posted, but in my defense I’ve been spending it mostly underwater with my eyes open super wide staring at crazy creatures. My good friend @jeensnidvongs invited me to try my hand at shooting macro @solitudelembeh so I had to accept the challenge. To be honest I was a little intimidated, my approach is a more carefree wide angle style, but with his incredibly patient help and the eyes and knowledge of what I can confidently say are world class dive guides (seriously WOW), I have seen and photographed animals I didn’t even know existed. Every time I point at something to baffle them they answer with a confident and accurate ID. With expansive knowledge of behavior and habitat they have repeatedly astonished me with their ability to find critters. Where I saw just sand they found life. Here’s a shot of a Hairy frogfish. What a wild animal, they look like they’ve always just woken up from a night of partying. This particular individual was no larger than a golf ball. I’ve been spoiled here and it’ll be hard to forget the experience. I can’t thank everyone enough for making this dream vacation possible. Lucky for me it’s not over yet but my mind has already started wondering when I should come back. 💙
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18 489 3 weeks ago
It’s been a minute since i’ve posted, but in my defense i’ve been spending it mostly underwater with my eyes open super wide staring at crazy creatures. my good friend @jeensnidvongs invited me to try my hand at shooting macro @solitudelembeh so i had to accept the challenge. to be honest i was a little intimidated, my approach is a more carefree wide angle style, but with his incredibly patient help and the eyes and knowledge of what i can confidently say are world class dive guides (seriously wow), i have seen and photographed animals i didn’t even know existed. every time i point at something to baffle them they answer with a confident and accurate id. with expansive knowledge of behavior and habitat they have repeatedly astonished me with their ability to find critters. where i saw just sand they found life. here’s a shot of a hairy frogfish. what a wild animal, they look like they’ve always just woken up from a night of partying. this particular individual was no larger than a golf ball. i’ve been spoiled here and it’ll be hard to forget the experience. i can’t thank everyone enough for making this dream vacation possible. lucky for me it’s not over yet but my mind has already started wondering when i should come back. 💙






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Hey buddy, ya got something in your face.  A large pilot whale slowly cruises around me. Such a thrill to see and interact with these apex predators in the wild. On this day this particular pod of pilots was lazily cruising around a submerged pinnacle known to hold deeper fish. I was surprised to see this whale with tentacles and arms hanging out of the side of his mouth. Too bad on instagram it’ll be a bit hard to see but if you zoom in there is a tendril handing out of his mouth. On my computer I can see suckers. 🦑 Pilot whales are thought to hunt deep water squid and it was incredible to experience their behavior post hunt. Calm and inquisitive he would peer at me, sometimes upside down and sometimes swimming along side. •
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10 393 3 weeks ago
Hey buddy, ya got something in your face. a large pilot whale slowly cruises around me. such a thrill to see and interact with these apex predators in the wild. on this day this particular pod of pilots was lazily cruising around a submerged pinnacle known to hold deeper fish. i was surprised to see this whale with tentacles and arms hanging out of the side of his mouth. too bad on instagram it’ll be a bit hard to see but if you zoom in there is a tendril handing out of his mouth. on my computer i can see suckers. 🦑 pilot whales are thought to hunt deep water squid and it was incredible to experience their behavior post hunt. calm and inquisitive he would peer at me, sometimes upside down and sometimes swimming along side. •




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Misty morning memories. Near the end of a long week of diving in cold and rough conditions in the Galapagos I ended an unusually uneventful dive early and went up to save my strength for the later dives in the day. I sat shivering in the wind with the panga driver off Wolf Island waiting for the rest of the divers to come up. In the distance I pointed out a large black mast I saw. Que es eso? I asked. He struggled for words in English and the mast disappeared and we gave up. Moments later, again, closer. The irrational thought of pirates in the wild waters crossed my mind. So hard to see with the spray and wind and waves. A spearfish jumping maybe. The landscape bleak and lacking contrast on the cloudy and gray day made spotting anything difficult. Divers came up slowly, one by one and then a mad rush as everyone finished. The whole time I fixated on the strange black mast I kept seeing glimpses of through the storm and spray. And finally the dive master caught a glimpse and had an answer in English. Blackfish. I’m getting in! I said. He shrugged. A bunch of guys on the boat agreed. We should all try to see the orca when it passes by. We sat, twenty of us across two dinghies and motored into position. The storm of birds that had followed the black mast down the islands sheer coast line descended closer to us. We could see indistinct splashes, there must be a baitball beneath the dark surface! Just as I saw a glimmer of white shooting between the boats I slipped in with my camera. A pack of orcas slicing through the water. The giant pirate mast was the male, in his jaws a turtle, a female off camera playfully racing through the dark nutrient dense water, trailing behind doing their ever important ocean clean up duty were silky sharks, scavenging up little morsels. After everyone had passed I turned to my dive mates to cheer and realized I was alone in the water. Everyone that had said they were going to get in had chickened out! As for myself I’m happy I got in. There are no recorded attacks on humans in the wild by orcas and witnessing the aftermath of a successful hunt and share was one of the most stunning and unexpected moments I’ve ever seen.
59 755 4 weeks ago
Misty morning memories. near the end of a long week of diving in cold and rough conditions in the galapagos i ended an unusually uneventful dive early and went up to save my strength for the later dives in the day. i sat shivering in the wind with the panga driver off wolf island waiting for the rest of the divers to come up. in the distance i pointed out a large black mast i saw. que es eso? i asked. he struggled for words in english and the mast disappeared and we gave up. moments later, again, closer. the irrational thought of pirates in the wild waters crossed my mind. so hard to see with the spray and wind and waves. a spearfish jumping maybe. the landscape bleak and lacking contrast on the cloudy and gray day made spotting anything difficult. divers came up slowly, one by one and then a mad rush as everyone finished. the whole time i fixated on the strange black mast i kept seeing glimpses of through the storm and spray. and finally the dive master caught a glimpse and had an answer in english. blackfish. i’m getting in! i said. he shrugged. a bunch of guys on the boat agreed. we should all try to see the orca when it passes by. we sat, twenty of us across two dinghies and motored into position. the storm of birds that had followed the black mast down the islands sheer coast line descended closer to us. we could see indistinct splashes, there must be a baitball beneath the dark surface! just as i saw a glimmer of white shooting between the boats i slipped in with my camera. a pack of orcas slicing through the water. the giant pirate mast was the male, in his jaws a turtle, a female off camera playfully racing through the dark nutrient dense water, trailing behind doing their ever important ocean clean up duty were silky sharks, scavenging up little morsels. after everyone had passed i turned to my dive mates to cheer and realized i was alone in the water. everyone that had said they were going to get in had chickened out! as for myself i’m happy i got in. there are no recorded attacks on humans in the wild by orcas and witnessing the aftermath of a successful hunt and share was one of the most stunning and unexpected moments i’ve ever seen.
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There should be a word for the relief felt when a passing hurricane thankfully doesn’t live up to expectations and preparations. After days of getting ready and waiting Hurricane Lane broke up. There’s still a ton of rain and wind but the biggest danger is over now. Having lived through several natural disasters, large and violent geopolitical events and other random unordinary acts I can say that waiting for a Category 5 hurricane is pretty painful too. I was incredibly warmed to see people from different communities band together to help. In our neighborhood we all got together to help board up our elderly neighbors homes and secure them for the winds. Friends from all over the island offered us assistance and it meant so much to me. Friends from all over the world kept us in their hearts. As we begin our  thankfully minor cleanup from the storm I’m grateful to the hardworking people at NOAA, various news sources and Honolulu city and county, emergency services and others for doing what they can to alert us and buckle our fragile island down.  For as much work as we had to do, they had to work over time to do their jobs when I’m sure they wanted to be home helping their families. The Big Island and Maui have taken a pretty hard hit this time around and without the warning of meteorologists I have no doubt the impact would have been worse. I feel one of the most important things the storm has done is raise awareness of the fragility of our infrastructure and our ability to cope with a large scale disaster. I hope that many of the issues that arose due to the storm will continue to be looked at in a progressive and forward thinking manor to both stem the effects of climate change and build to anticipate these events. •
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4 551 4 weeks ago
There should be a word for the relief felt when a passing hurricane thankfully doesn’t live up to expectations and preparations. after days of getting ready and waiting hurricane lane broke up. there’s still a ton of rain and wind but the biggest danger is over now. having lived through several natural disasters, large and violent geopolitical events and other random unordinary acts i can say that waiting for a category 5 hurricane is pretty painful too. i was incredibly warmed to see people from different communities band together to help. in our neighborhood we all got together to help board up our elderly neighbors homes and secure them for the winds. friends from all over the island offered us assistance and it meant so much to me. friends from all over the world kept us in their hearts. as we begin our thankfully minor cleanup from the storm i’m grateful to the hardworking people at noaa, various news sources and honolulu city and county, emergency services and others for doing what they can to alert us and buckle our fragile island down. for as much work as we had to do, they had to work over time to do their jobs when i’m sure they wanted to be home helping their families. the big island and maui have taken a pretty hard hit this time around and without the warning of meteorologists i have no doubt the impact would have been worse. i feel one of the most important things the storm has done is raise awareness of the fragility of our infrastructure and our ability to cope with a large scale disaster. i hope that many of the issues that arose due to the storm will continue to be looked at in a progressive and forward thinking manor to both stem the effects of climate change and build to anticipate these events. •




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