Karina N 🇸🇬@scuba_chic

Not your regular Scientist
Chindian
Leftie
Thalassophile
PADI DiveMaster
UW photographer
MOD @water_of_our_world
Health nut | FISAF certified PT

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WHAT A DAY TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND BACK!
I need to tell you how happy I was to have this one ticked off my holy grail of shrimp critters list. I have been waiting for this moment to shoot them and God sent me not 1 but 2! All good things must come in pairs aye? Actually there were 4 in one location but these 2 sufficed. Meet the Bumble bee shrimp (Gnathophyllum americanum), shot this in Malapascua back in April on my trip to The Philippines. You have no idea how lucky I was to be given this chance to shoot them and no one was around to pressure me, I had them all to myself! P.s a lil secret, they were upside down when I was shooting. ^
#itsmorefuninthephilippines #scubadiverlife #scubajunkie #scubaquality #scubasnapshots #bg_underwater #scubaba #canonsg #padi #paditv #natgeoyourshot #uwphoto #underwaterphotography #macrophotography #underwaterwednesday #just4diver #sportdivermag #divephilippines #oceanlife #marinelife #nature_shooters #natureza #malapascua #macro_of_our_world #jj_underwater #igdaily #igersdivers


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Back from a hiatus of posting! Part 3 of my snoot series. I miss shooting underwater. Probably need a new setup to further advance the photography skills. Here's one of the porcelain anemone crab (Neopetrolisthes maculosus) ^
#nkrintravels #shedives #bali #divebali #scubadiverlife #scubadiverid #scubajunkie #scubaquality #scubasnapshots #bg_underwater #scubaba #canonsg #padi #paditv #natgeoyourshot #uwphoto #underwaterphotography #macrophotography #underwaterwednesday #just4diver #sportdivermag #total_underwater #jj_underwater #balidaily #igdaily #natureza #scuba_labs #nature_shooters #macro_perfection #wonderfulindonesia


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Part deux of my first few attempts at underwater snoot photography. Meet the Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta). The fragile beautiful critters always amuse me with their looks. I mean, seriously, take a good look at its features! How beautifully are they created??! Always so mind-blowing to see critters under the sea and thanking God for this amazing Earth we live on
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#nkrintravels #shedives #bali #divebali #scubadiverlife #scubadiverid #scubajunkie #scubaquality #scubasnapshots #bg_underwater #scubaba #canonsg #padi #paditv #natgeoyourshot #uwphoto #underwaterphotography #macrophotography #underwaterwednesday #just4diver #sportdivermag #total_underwater #jj_underwater #balidaily #igdaily #natureza #scuba_labs #nature_shooters #macro_perfection #wonderfulindonesia


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Dedicating the next few posts to my scuba shots since I haven't posted them in a while. I got started a little on snoot photography earlier in April. Snooting isn't easy, it takes a whole lot of time and patience to perfect that shot so you can imagine the countless number of shots I took to get a few nice ones
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This nudibranch is otherwise known as Shaun the Sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae), is a specie of marine sea slugs with an unusual ability to photosynthesize
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They retain the chloroplasts from the algae they eat and use them to manufacture their own energy - just like how a plant would. The process, also known as kleptoplasty, is only found in some species of sea slugs. It isn't that good at photosynthesizing, but some species can live for months on just photosynthesis alone
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#nkrintravels #shedives #bali #divebali #scubadiverlife #scubadiverid #scubajunkie #scubaquality #scubasnapshots #bg_underwater #scubaba #canonsg #padi #paditv #natgeoyourshot #uwphoto #underwaterphotography #macrophotography #underwaterwednesday #just4diver #sportdivermag #total_underwater #jj_underwater #balidaily #igdaily #natureza #scuba_labs #nature_shooters #macro_perfection


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To my beautiful best friend, it's been a short journey being friends with you but one that is of quality. It only means that there's a longer journey out there together, as we see where our thirties bring us. Exciting times await, & I still hold you to that just-us-two trip that we were meant to take! Come home safe. Happy birthday my love. 😘
#mybff #beachbums #islandgirls #singapore #sincity #funinthesun #love #bestie #bffgoals #thirtylicious #30thbirthday
#allweneedislove #someonepleaseputaringonher #mybeautifulbestfriend #summer #poolllife #goodvibesonly


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Timor Leste 🇹🇱, it was an interesting solo journey. Made heaps of new friends, bonded with the locals, learnt Tetun & Portuguese, saw the your beautiful untouched coast, & clocked my 300th dive. It's been one helluva ride. It's true they say you learn a lot about yourself when you travel solo, & indeed I have. I just wished I could do something more for the locals here.
I do miss my friends though, to the next dive trip anyone? 😅
#timorleste #igtravels #explore #weekendvibes #beachbum #beachaholic #beachlife #selflove #mondaymotivation #islandlife #instamood #igtravels #instagood #solotravel #solotraveller #travelgram #coast #saltlife #sandytoessaltykisses #lifesbetterbythebeach #tanlines #igdaily #instapassport #fillyoursoul #adventuretime #weareamazons


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