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Black Mantas of La Reina  La Paz
By Nick Polanszky
posted 02:15 CST Today (within the last hour)
This  tiger mug  shot was taken at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.  She is a gorgeous large female that is quite curious with cameras and loves to see her reflection in my dome port
By Debbie Wallace
posted Saturday, July 21, 2018
This toothy American alligator was  very tolerant of me and my camera  allowing me to get quite close to obtain this shot in the Florida Everglades.
By Debbie Wallace
posted Saturday, July 21, 2018
In the lagoon of Moorea we used to swim with the sting rays. Sometimes we can also find a mermaid
By Greg Fleurentin
posted Saturday, July 21, 2018
Mexican Dancer closeup
By Tobias Reitmayr
posted Saturday, July 21, 2018
Hermit Crab walking down the beach in the Berry Islands using Olympus TG 4
By Steve Dolan
posted Saturday, July 21, 2018

Underwater Photo Location: Simon Town

Underwater Photo Location: Simon Town

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Marine Life
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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

by Peet J Van Eeden
Compass jelly fish acts as a thermometer and is an indicator how healthy the ocean is(Chrysaora hysoscella)

by Yuping Chen
Penguin/Camp Town, South Africa,Canon 5D MarkIII, 100-400mm lens,F6.3,1/1000,ISO400

by Tracey Jennings
In the kelp

by Tracey Jennings
7 gill in the kelp

by Filip Staes
Sevengill shark, False bay, South Africa.

by Peet J Van Eeden
The feather duster worm with its 2 spirals

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Jewel

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Nursery Room

by Peet J Van Eeden
The rare walking sea-anemone is unique to both sides of the Cape Peninsula. Only one other member of the family occurs in the Antartic and Chile. Their favoured food is the multicolored sea fan

by Peet J Van Eeden
The squirt It has a colorful but tough tunic- hence the name Tunicates

by Peet J Van Eeden
A twin-crowned nudibranch parent with its eggs

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Frilled Nudibranch Common to the Cape Peninsula on both sides of the Atlantic sea

by Peet J Van Eeden
Frilled Nudibranchs pairng up

by Peet J Van Eeden
Hunchback arthropod and friend

by Peet J Van Eeden
Gorgeous Gorgonian Sinuous sea fan common in the sea of the Cape Peninsula

by Peet J Van Eeden
Gas Flame Nudibranch. It occurs on both sides of the Cape Peninsula

by Peet J Van Eeden
Blue-striped Hermit Crab and its camouflage

by Peet J Van Eeden
Fluorescent strawberry anemones in False Bay

by Peet J Van Eeden
Soft Coral In False Bay,Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
Violet Spotted Sea Anemone in False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Caveman Cape Rock Crab in a sponge hide-out

by Peet J Van Eeden
Cape Urchin in False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
Basket Star on sinuous sea fan, False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
Violet spotted anemone in False bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Gathering of Frilled Nudibranchs

by Peet J Van Eeden
Violet spotted sea anemone in False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
Purple Soft Coral in False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Rare Walking Sea-anemone. One of only 2 of this species occurs in False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa.

by Peet J Van Eeden
Sea cucumber False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
Fluorescence of the known and the unknown

by Peet J Van Eeden
The rare walking sea-anemone. False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa.

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Hedgehog The hedgehog or walking sea anemone(Preactis millardae) is unique to the Cape Peninsula, South Africa

by Filip Staes
Juvenile African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), Simon's town, South Africa.

by Peet J Van Eeden
Kiss my red lips Candy-striped anemone(Korsaranthus natalensis) in False bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa.

by Peet J Van Eeden
Through the eye of an octopus

by Peet J Van Eeden
The ever changing colors of a cuttlefish

by Peet J Van Eeden
Poetry in slow motion Frilled nudibranch

by Kate Jonker
Hotlips! Snooted hotlips spider crab. Snooted.

by Kate Jonker
Inner Glow Orange Gasflame Nudibranch detail, photographed in Simon's Town, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
Colorful Klipvis

by Peet J Van Eeden
In the Spotlight

by Kate Jonker
Caught in the Act! Super klipfish spies me with one eye and my buddy above him with the other eye :D

by Peet J Van Eeden
Reaching for the Stars Violet spotted anemone. Little is known about this striking anemone species

by Peet J Van Eeden
Jewel of the Ocean Basket star on Palmate Sea Fan

by Peet J Van Eeden
Shades of Yellow

by Peet J Van Eeden
A Closer Look super macro of a Gasflame nudibranch

by Peet J Van Eeden
Spikes

by Peet J Van Eeden
Candy-striped sea anemone,False bay, South Africa

by Peet J Van Eeden
It takes two to tango Blue and Yellow gas flame nudibranchs in a mating ritual

by Peet J Van Eeden
Basket Star Feeding

by Peet J Van Eeden
Circle of Love Two nudibranchs in a mating ritual

by Peet J Van Eeden
Harmony Mating ritual of 2 different colored gas flame nudibranchs

by Peet J Van Eeden
Voracious Appetite The rare walking sea-anemone has left only the skeleton of a multicolored sea fan

by Peet J Van Eeden
Patterns of a Sinuous Sea Fan

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Deep Blue Sea

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Robust Roman

by Peet J Van Eeden
A touch of Blue The Blue Spotted Klipfish

by Peet J Van Eeden
Hunchback Amphipods

by Peet J Van Eeden
Reflection of the diver in the eye of an octopus

by Peet J Van Eeden
Reaching Out Starfish reaching out to amphipods

by Peet J Van Eeden
The Feast Arthropods gathering at the outlet of blue choirboys to feast on its waste products

by Peet J Van Eeden
Sea-anemone in False Bay, Cape Peninsula
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