Lembeh Strait 2017

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All the images below, are uncropped frame grabs from our 4K film stock

shot on this trip.

A huge thanks to our amazing dive guide Opel,  at Two Fish Divers, Lembeh for finding and sharing his knowledge of the wonderful critters that we managed to capture for our RAW 4K video stock footage.

Our highlights were Bluering Octopus mating, Cowfish Courting, Clown fish with eggs where we were even able to film the eyes and hearts beating in the eggs( to complete the story of our existing footage of hatching clown fish eggs) and the newborn's.

We also saw Pygmy Seahorses, a huge Shame Faced Box Crab (Calappa spp) releasing thousands of its eggs into the ocean in a cloud, fertilized Squid eggs, a Bobtail squid covering itself with sand  in disguise, Bobbit worm catching a fish, Cuttlefish hunting, a tiny Sea horse braving the raging current, a Peacock Mantis shrimp attacking the camera and loads of other fantastic behaviour and unusual critters in extreme macro.

We spent almost 4 weeks in the water here, diving 4 times a day and managed to capture so many little stories. The water temperature, weather and currents fluctuated quite a bit, but each change brought new critters.

Our filming gear worked overtime, but did not disappoint. Our RED Dragon, with Canon lens, in a Nauticam housing and our BlackMagic Production Camera with Canon lens, also in a Nauticam housing, performed seamlessly. It is so important to have reliable well built equipment in environments like this. Our 7 inch Dive and SEE monitors also made life easy when having to manually focus all the time as the critters moved around in the current.


Our hard working Keldan Video lights made day and night filming so easy, even when plankton clouded the lights at night.

The aerial footage was all shot with a DJI Inspire RAW carrying a Zenmuse X5R camera.

Thanks to Mark and Bev, the managers at  Two Fish Divers, Lembeh and all the staff for a wonderful dive experience. A special thanks to Mark for arranging a search and recovery exercise and finding my macro  lenses that I lost on a dive.


1. We can highly recommend Two Fish Dives, Lembeh. 

2.Bring plenty of bug repellent

3.Two Fish divers will efficiently arrange all your transfers and pickups 

4. Drinking water is free and readily available at the Resort.

5. Ensure you have a power surge plug protector to protect your charging electronics, as there are power fluctuations. 

6. Two fish divers are conveniently located, so one is able to charge batteries ect between dives, as the boat returns to the resort. 

7. Free WiFi is functional and available at the resort.


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Hi everyone,

After almost 7 years of trading, it was time for a shakeup, to step forward, review and simplify, where possible.

So we did

It was felt that our original name, Surface Interval Productions, was long and a little clumsy and that not having matching email address, YouTube channels and Facebook pages, was a potential long term negative.

So we spent months, YES MONTHS!, trawling trough possible names, related to our business, trying to find meaning and then checking to see if there was still a .com domain name available. We had not realized just how much of a challenge this would be. Try it yourself, every desirable name has been registered. Even if they are not currently in use by someone, they are registered and for sale, at ridiculous prices too.

In the end and with some heavyweight consulting on board, thanks Peter Thomas for your inspiration and guidance, we came upon the name "FEROXED".

"Why FEROXED? What on earth does it mean? I cant find the word anywhere, "...we hear you all saying.

WELL   ...........

FEROX is the Latin word for 'wild' , 'fierce' or 'savage' and that does relate to the film stock and productions that we are producing. So why not just FEROX then? Yes, you guessed it, already registered, so no .com domain name available. :-(

So "FEROXED" it is

It is not often that we get the opportunity to create a new word .......

Feroxedadjective The feeling of awe, resulting from or having been exposed to, the beauty of Nature. (Soon to be added to the Oxford dictionary) :-) Come on, lets make that happen!

Our hope is to imply that once you have viewed one of our productions, or purchased stock from our vast 4K and 6K library, 'you have been FEROXED' and are more aware of the wild beauty that surrounds us all.

The by line “Naturally Wild Films” speaks for itself and the new name, is just that, only a name. The holding company is still Surface Interval Production (PTY) LTD as before and all the old links will lead to the website, YouTube Channel, Facebook page etc.

Many thanks for all your support in the past years and hopefully your continued support into the bright future ahead of us all.

Feel free to click on the following links to see where they take you and PLEASE let us know what you think of the change or if there are any problems with the links.

Our Website: www.feroxed.com

Our YouTube Channel: FEROXED

Our Facebook page: FEROXED

Our email

Barbara: barbara.feroxed@gmail.com

Russ: russ.feroxed@gmail.com