The wobbegong is a carpet shark and thus spends much of its time resting on the sea floor. At daytime one have to look under rocks and overhangs to find them resting.
On our trip to Raja Ampat we came across the tasselled wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon), one of the 12 species of the Orectolobidae family aka carpet sharks on a regular basis.
Luckily we found some of them laying in the open or even swimming around.
Here some video footage of a swimming wobbegong
Diving in the Raja Ampat area is a priviledge. I can’t remember having witnessed that many schooling/shoaling fish in other areas. Sweetlips, barracudas, snappers, fusiliers, batfish, trevallies, surgeonfish and bigeyes all gather into one fantastic underwater symphony!
Take a plunge into Raja Ampat’s fishbowl!
Diving the Passage in Raja Ampat, Indonesia is always stunning. It’s not easy to find the right words to describe it’s beauty both underwater as well as topside.
I decided to let my images tell you the story…