Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dancing with an angel

The latter half of January and the start of Feb has seen me very busy with other things, so opportunities for birding have been zero. Mid January did however see me and visiting family visit Koh Lanta for a few days diving, with trips to Koh Haa  and Hin Daeng/Muang.  These stunning dive sites produced a fantastic array of sea life including BANDED SEA KRATE and BLACK-TIPPED REEF SHARK, withe last dive on the last day bringing us a wonderful 15 minute encounter with a 4 meter wide MANTA RAY - the first I've seen after 200 dives in tropical Asia, and well worth the wait.  I did see some birds from the dive boat, but they paled into insignificance after dancing with this oceanic angel!  

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