A family of common clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) poses for me. Their home is the brilliantly colored Ritteri anemone (Heteractis magnifica), in the clear tropical waters of Banda Sea, Indonesia. There are many amazing tropical dive destinations in the world, but the density and variety of marine life you find in Indonesia is hard to match. When you dive in Indonesia, be ready to swim from one spot to the next, then another spot, then another, until you are ready to tell the dive guide, "Stop pointing out so many things to me! I can't keep up!!"
Gunung Api is an isolated volcanic peak rising from the heart of the Banda Sea and home to thousands of sea snakes. Curious and unafraid of divers, this exotic snake takes a breath of air from the surface before swirling through the water toward my camera. Extremely venomous, these snakes are non-aggressive and almost harmless to divers With such a small mouth, a bite is nearly impossible.