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Mantis shrimp with eggs.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
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coral window
By Tracey Jennings
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Oceanic
By Wijnand Plekker
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hermanus
By Tracey Jennings
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The two symbols of Moalboal   Sardines and Turtles
By Tracey Jennings
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A simple coral and family
By Tracey Jennings
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Underwater Photo Location: Simon Town

Underwater Photo Location: Simon Town

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Facts about Simon Town
Dive types
dayboatdrysuit

Marine Life
sharks

Diving facilities
airfriendly


by Robert Meerding
This Great White took a bite at a decoy seal during a trip to Seal Island ouside of Simon's Town; Another took a bite some minutes ago and around the cage a 4,5m shark circled for about 2 hours.

by Peet Van Eeden
A gas flame nudibranch or may be two

by Peet Van Eeden
A solitary strawberry sea anemone 1 cm in diameter

by Peet Van Eeden
Bristle worms

by Peet Van Eeden
Patterns of a sunburst soft coral

by Peet Van Eeden
starfish

by Peet Van Eeden
Pregnant blue spotted klipfish and partner

by Peet Van Eeden
fluorescent strawberry anemones after excited by uv light

by Peet Van Eeden
Gasflame nudibranch excited by UV light photography

by Peet Van Eeden
Cup coral excited by UV light

by Peet Van Eeden
Proud owner of newly laid eggs

by Peet Van Eeden
Basket star on sea fan. Jewel of the ocean

by Peet Van Eeden
Feather duster worms

by Peet J Van Eeden
A ring of fire. Gas flame nudibranch side viewing

by Peet J Van Eeden
The gas flames of a gas flame nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
Roll out the red carpet for the carpet worm

by Peet J Van Eeden
Blue Spotted Beauty -blue spotted klipfish

by Peet J Van Eeden
Klipfish and its home

by Peet J Van Eeden
Carpet Flat Worm

by Peet J Van Eeden
The yellow tipped cerata of a gas flame nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
Yellow gas flame nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
Taxi rank. Nanofolk waiting for a free ride on a frilled nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
"Hot lips". Hotlips spider crab is one of only 2 types of spider crabs in the Cape Peninsula and False bay area of South Africa. The name derives from the red markings around its mouth

by Peet J Van Eeden
A fiery love affair

by Peet J Van Eeden
Reaching out

by Peet J Van Eeden
Follow the leader

by Peet J Van Eeden
blue gas flame that's my name

by Peet J Van Eeden
Gas flame nudibranch in its favourite habitat of a Palmate sea fan

by Peet J Van Eeden
Isopod cleaning some of the tube feet of a starfish's arm

by Peet J Van Eeden
Under water christmas tree

by Peet J Van Eeden
Spiral fanworms

by Peet J Van Eeden
Fiery Nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
Cape silver tip

by Peet J Van Eeden
Fiery nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
Silver tip nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
seductive lips of a sea anemone

by Peet J Van Eeden
Yellow variant of a gas flame nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
Crowned Nudibranchs positioning themselves head to tail. Sexual organs are on the front right hand side

by Peet J Van Eeden
Two is a company three's a crowd, but someone produced the eggs

by Peet J Van Eeden
Purple Lady (Flabellina funeka)

by Peet J Van Eeden
Purple Lady (Flabellina funeka)

by Tracey Jennings
happy shark in kelp forest

by Tracey Jennings
7 gill shark in the kelp forest

by Tracey Jennings
Unexpected model. Photographing blue sharks off south africa

by Tracey Jennings
Mako magic

by Tracey Jennings
A shy shark ...

by Peet J Van Eeden
Diver's view of a lighthouse

by Peet J Van Eeden
Gorgeous Gorgonian

by Tracey Jennings
Mako shark

by Tracey Jennings
Dreamscape

by Tracey Jennings
Good morning world

by Tracey Jennings
Kelp forest South Africa

by Kate Jonker
A small klipfish rests on a sinuous sea fan at Photographer's Reef, Simon's Town - South Africa. Canon 7dmkii, Canon 60mm macro, Snooted YS-D1 strobe, Sea & sea housing.

by Kate Jonker
Spotted Anemone, Ark Rock, Simon's Town, South Africa. Canon 7dmkii, Canon 60mm macro lense, Retra LSD

by Kerri Keet
I have a special fascination for toilets underwater and to my delight this weekend, I discovered that two toilets are now visible on the wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg!

by Kerri Keet
Fish posing in a "window" on the wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg

by Peet J Van Eeden
Grasping hands of a Basket Star catching food particles raining from above

by Peet J Van Eeden
I spotted a blue spotted klipfish

by Peet J Van Eeden
Roses of the Sea-False Plum anemone

by Peet J Van Eeden
A different seahorse- longsnout pipefish in eelgrass

by Peet J Van Eeden
Glowing strawberry anemones in UV light

by Kerri Keet
Blue bottle bobbing around in a tidal pool at Kalk Bay

by Peet J Van Eeden
A frilly love affair. Frilled nudibranchs

by Peet J Van Eeden
Shades of yellow

by Peet J Van Eeden
Cup Coral

by Peet J Van Eeden
One day I will be a big scary shark

by Peet J Van Eeden
Friends

by Kerri Keet
Definitely not the usual place to see sharks - sleeping in a tree!

by Kerri Keet
Its interesting how some anemones fluoresce under UV light and some don't. this one is one of the brightest that I have seen so far, quite an amazing site!

by Peet J Van Eeden
A three dimensional view of a basket star

by Peet J Van Eeden
Curled up

by Peet J Van Eeden
Thrilled by the frilled nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
A star has been born- 1 cm in length, weight unkonwn

by Peet J Van Eeden
Mellow Yellow

by Peet J Van Eeden
Grazing

by Filip Staes
Curious octopus, False bay, South Africa.

by Filip Staes
"No swimming today!", False bay, South Africa.

by Peet J Van Eeden
Face to face

by Peet J Van Eeden
Love- the Nudi way

by Peet J Van Eeden
The fallen sun

by Peet J Van Eeden
Two of a kind

by Peet J Van Eeden
I will light up your candle

by Filip Staes
Broadnose sevengill sharks passing eachother.

by Peet J Van Eeden
Eye shadows to die for

by Kerri Keet
An unheard of visitor to our cold Cape waters - the pineapple fish. Initially I thought this was an April fool's joke and just had to go and have a look for myself. I was definitely rewarded!

by Peet J Van Eeden
Mother and child- coral nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
A proud silver tip mother and her eggs

by Peet J Van Eeden
Neon tips

by Peet J Van Eeden
In a purple bed

by Peet J Van Eeden
White Spiral

by Peet J Van Eeden
Smack

by Kerri Keet
Dislocated jut jaw. the fish seems to be doing fine though

by Peet J Van Eeden
A bit of starfish for lunch

by Peet J Van Eeden
What crayfish eat

by Filip Staes
Sevengill shark, False bay, South Africa

by Filip Staes
Boulders beach, False bay, South Africa.

by Yuping Chen
Penguin/Camp Town, South Africa,Canon 5D MarkIII, 100-400mm lens,F8,1/1200,ISO400

by Peet J Van Eeden
Salute the spider crab

by Peet J Van Eeden
Klip fishes are colorful and always inquisitive

by Romain Barats
a playful cape fur seal

by Filip Staes
Broadnose sevengill shark, False bay, South Africa.

by Filip Staes
Broadnose sevengill shark, False bay, South Africa.

by Peet J Van Eeden
The integrate fine network of the feeding arms of a sea cucumber

by Peet J Van Eeden
The colorful yellow gas flame nudibranch unique to both sides of the Cape Peninsula

by Claudia Weber-Gebert
coming back - penguin at Boulders Beach in SA
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