Monica Hutadjulu

Nationality: Indonesian

Residence: Bali, Indonesia

Monica works as the manager of Mimpi Resort in Tulamben, Bali, which gives her an unfair advantage as she has daily access to great dive sites! She is a wonderful example of how hard work and determination can pay off. When she first started shooting she was a real amateur to the world of underwater photography. But her artistic eye quickly shone through. As a relatively inexperienced diver, in late 2005 she buddied up with Erwin Kodiat and his love of nudibranchs rubbed off on her. She had never expected that she would become interested in underwater photography, but encouraged by the Underwater Photographs Forum, she started to take underwater photos in mid 2006. She credits the comments and criticisms from the forum with helping her to improve her skill.

Monica is particularly interested in macro, especially nudibranchs. Their beauty, form and color keep her looking for more! While she is still developing her skills, and sometimes finds it is quite hard to take good underwater photographs, she aims to share Indonesia’s underwater beauty and always shoots with her heart.
Monica recently attended an underwater photography contest in Raja Ampat, she was surprised to beat out the big cameras and take home first prize for macro!


 

Nudibranch Species from Monica Hutadjulu » View all photo from Monica Hutadjulu (72 photos)

Ardeadoris egretta from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(1 photo from Monica Hutadjulu)
Ceratosoma trilobatum from Bali, Indonesia
(1 photo from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chelidonura pallida from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(3 photos from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chelidonura sandrana from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(2 photos from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chromodoris aureopurpurea from Bali, Indonesia
(1 photo from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chromodoris coi from Raja Ampat, Indonesia
(2 photos from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chromodoris collingwoodi from Bali, Indonesia
(1 photo from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chromodoris fidelis from Bohayen, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chromodoris geometrica from Bali, Indonesia
(1 photo from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chromodoris kuniei from Bali, Indonesia
(2 photos from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chromodoris leopardus from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Monica Hutadjulu)
Chromodoris willani from Bohayen, Malaysia
(1 photo from Monica Hutadjulu)
 

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