Thu, Sep 01

BIRD'S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES (Part 4): The Pygmy Seahorses of Raja Ampat

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for...

Thu, Sep 01

BIRD'S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES (Part 3): Sinister Hitchhikers

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for...

Thu, Mar 03

Bird's Head Natural History Notes (Part 2): Craving Cryptic Crustaceans

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for ...

Thu, Mar 03

Bird's Head Natural History Notes (Part 1): In Appreciation of Damsels

By Dr Richard Smith Originally written for ...

Mon, Dec 28

I really don't know what happened to 2015, but what a great years it's been! There have been lots of amazing expeditions, creatures and publications to my name.  I hope you've all had a brilliant 2015 and looking forward to 2016 and beyond.  Here's is a little run down of what I've been up to...

Sat, Oct 17

I have just returned to Sorong, after another fantastic trip aboard the beautiful Dewi Nusantara around northern Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.  This was the first of Paul Humann, Ned and Anna DeLoach's two...

Tue, Jun 02

An update is long overdue but I've fallen sadly behind on blogs of my travels, publications and exciting marine life finds of late.  There's a lot to catch up on here at Ocean Realm Images!

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Fri, Mar 27

In the darkened salon of Dewi Nusantara on the last evening of the trip, Martin and Kelly were sharing their fantastic images taken over the past eleven days.  Having this opportunity to see a collection of pictures from the trip gave me a real sense...

Fri, Oct 10

Join Wendy and Richard on an unforgettable journey to the frontiers of the world's most biodiverse coral reefs on the majestic Dewi Nusantara |...

Fri, Oct 10

I will be joining the boutique liveaboard Arenui in February 2016 (5-16th February) for a special pygmy seahorse cruise that will take in the best of Raja Ampat, Indonesia.  This is one of my favourite areas to dive and certainly one of the very best places in the world to see pygmy seahorses. ...

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