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Underwater Photo Location: Portsea Pier

Underwater Photo Location: Portsea Pier

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Fantastic dive spot - shallow but full of interesting marine life unique to the Southern Australian waters. Weedy seadragon can be found on most dives, though it does take a little bit of practice until you are able to find them easily.
Facts about Portsea Pier
  • It is in Australia
  • Portsea Pier is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-10 Metres 0-30 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
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by Richard Wylie
This is a juvenile Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) pictured off Portsea Pier, Victoria, Australia. Normally hidden in the leafy plants common to the area this juvenile displayed a tendency to go to the surface when approached.

by Richard Wylie
Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopterix taeniolatus) coming out from behind camouflaging seaweed. ISO 100, f/14, 1/200 sec.

by Richard Wylie
Male weedy seadragon with eggs under Portsea pier. Tokina 10-17mm, ISO 100, f/5.6 and 1/200 sec

by Richard Wylie
This is a very young weedy seadragon taken towards evening off Portsea beach. He/she was only about 7-10 cm long and was pretty hard to find - more an accident really. ISO 100, f/14, Tokina 10-17mm, 1/200th sec.

by Richard Wylie
Another weedy seadragon under Portsea Pier. The vis was great and the weather beautiful - really enjoyed this dive and the seadragons of course! ISO 100, Tokina 10-17mm, f/18, 1/200 sec

by Richard Wylie
Took this with my compact canon D10 camera while snorkelling under the pier with my students yesterday. Its a lions tail jelly but quite damaged. I have adjusted the temperature and removed some distracting light patches but liked how it came out...

by Richard Wylie
Profile of a very young weedy seadragon on a very murky dive towards dusk - just like how the light came through the thin leafy appendages...

by Richard Wylie
Australian Fur Seal in Port Phillip Bay. Incredibly interactive this shot was taken on snorkel - love these animals.

by Richard Wylie
Female weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx teaniolatus) photographed as she came around a pylon..

by Richard Wylie
Good friend from Bay Play photographing male weedy seadragon off Portsea beach. Happy (belated) New year!! May 2012 be a wonderful year for everyone!!

by Richard Wylie
A slightly different perspective of a weedy seadragon.

by Shelley Hooper
Nudibranchs "courting" on a post under Portsea pier. Taken with Panasonic FT3 with Ikelite housing, natural lighting.

by Shelley Hooper
Beautiful colours to be seen on the posts of Portsea Pier, Victoria.

by Jean-Yves Bignoux
Jellyfish,Port Phillip Bay Melbourne Australia,Jean-Yves Bignoux,
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