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Bethlehem in the Bohol Sea

(Festival Cut)

For years, divers in Indonesia and the Philippines have engaged in a friendly rivalry as to which island nation is home to the best and most underwater critters. Divers on the Philippines island of Negros call their home, "Bethlehem," short for "Better Than Lembeh." The confluence of the Sulu and Bohol Seas, in the Philippines, is home to some of the most diverse marine populations in the world. Paul Cater Deaton captures vivid images of creatures great and small, from the whale sharks of Oslob to the comical big-eyed squat lobsters of Dumaguete. Better than Lembeh? You be the judge!

Bethlehem Festival Cut from Paul Cater Deaton on Vimeo.