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A diver checking out the wreck of the USS Kittiwake.
By Robert Smits
posted Friday, August 4, 2017
18 votes

I really feel you get a sense of just how prehistoric this animal is from the underwater Photo. Did you know that males can reach lenghts of 6.0 m (20ft) and weigh up to 900 kgs (2000 lb)? This photo was taken in Jardines de La Reina, Cuba.
By Robert Smits
posted Monday, March 26, 2018
16 votes

The Red Sea in Egypt holds a lot of nice views, above and below! In this over/under shot, I love that you can see how the water gives a different view. Check out the pink coral on the left, above and below water.
By Robert Smits
posted Friday, April 20, 2018
16 votes

American Crocodile photographed at 16mm on Full Frame, not cropped, only minimal editing in LR! American Crocodile, close-up, over/under, croc, crocodile, Cuba, close, color, colorful, teeth, power, dominance, fish, eye, blue, green
By Robert Smits
posted Thursday, December 21, 2017
15 votes

Lightning in the eye of the scorpionfish.  Did you know scorpionfish are venomous and that they are 'suction-feeders'?  This one was photographed in the Lembeh Strait.
By Robert Smits
posted Friday, January 5, 2018
14 votes

Did you know that the Wunderpus Photogenicus has a look-alike? The Mimic octopus is very similar! And did you know that the markings on the body is similar to our finger prints?

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By Robert Smits
posted Friday, January 12, 2018
13 votes

Did you know that Mandarin fish mate just after sunset and that they live in small populations and are very skiddish? You can only find them using red lights, which they can't see.. The mating only lasts for a few seconds.
By Robert Smits
posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018
12 votes

Did you know that the Red Sea is also called
By Robert Smits
posted Monday, April 9, 2018
11 votes

That split second when another photographer comes in and backlights your shot of a Caribbean Reef Shark in Jardines de La Reina. Did you know that the flash duration of these strobes are less than 3 milli seconds?
By Robert Smits
posted Thursday, January 25, 2018
10 votes

Fairy Basslet - is also known as The Royal Gramma and will have a small black spot on the front of the dorsal fin and a black line that streaks through the eye? Photographed in Jardines de la Reina, Cuba
By Robert Smits
posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018
10 votes
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Small, colourful fish swimming over the hard corals in Ma... by Robert Smits
Small, colourful fish swimming over the hard corals in Marsa Alam. It is incredible how many colours there exist underwater, and how well these colours correspond to the corals beneath!
4 Votes
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Did you know that the yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) ... by Robert Smits
Did you know that the yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean? And that It reaches a maximum length of 45 centimetres (18 in)?
6 Votes
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Did you know that Scleractinia (also stony corals or hard... by Robert Smits
Did you know that Scleractinia (also stony corals or hard corals), are marine animals that build their own skeleton and that corals, like the dome and plate species, are more bulky and may only grow 0.3 to 2 cm (0.1 to 0.8 in) per year?
7 Votes
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Did you know that Mandarin fish mate just after sunset an... by Robert Smits
Did you know that Mandarin fish mate just after sunset and that they live in small populations and are very skiddish? You can only find them using red lights, which they can't see.. The mating only lasts for a few seconds.
12 Votes
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The Red Sea in Egypt holds a lot of nice views, above and... by Robert Smits
The Red Sea in Egypt holds a lot of nice views, above and below! In this over/under shot, I love that you can see how the water gives a different view. Check out the pink coral on the left, above and below water.
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16 Votes
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The Red Sea in Egypt is also called 'The Cradle of Life' ... by Robert Smits
The Red Sea in Egypt is also called 'The Cradle of Life' by many. I do feel priviledged to be allowed into this magical place!
9 Votes
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Did you know that this octopus usually burries themselves... by Robert Smits
Did you know that this octopus usually burries themselves in the sand, making it next to impossible to get a good photo of them? Photographed with a +5 Sea and Sea wet diopter and snoot.
9 Votes
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Did you know that there are thirty species of clownfish r... by Robert Smits
Did you know that there are thirty species of clownfish recognized? and that Anemonefish are omnivorous and can feed on undigested food from their host anemones, and the fecal matter from the anemonefish provides nutrients to the sea anemone?
2 Votes
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Did you know that the Red Sea is also called "The Cradle ... by Robert Smits
Did you know that the Red Sea is also called "The Cradle of Life"? Photographed in Ras Mohammed, Yolanda/Sharks Reef.
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11 Votes
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A grouper hanging over the reef, checking out its reflect... by Robert Smits
A grouper hanging over the reef, checking out its reflection, Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. Did you know that this particular species can easily reach 1 meter and weigh over 100 kgs?
7 Votes
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This Hermitcrab was photographed in Sardinia. Did you kno... by Robert Smits
This Hermitcrab was photographed in Sardinia. Did you know that most species have long, spirally curved abdomens, which are soft, unlike the hard, calcified abdomens seen in related crustaceans? There are approx 1112 species of Hermit crabs.
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Did you know that, despite the typically small size of it... by Robert Smits
Did you know that, despite the typically small size of its members, the family Gobiidae is the largest family of marine fishes, being the home of over 2,000 species? This lemon drop Goby is typically a very shy critter and is very small (it is sittin
8 Votes
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Did you know that these are called boxer crabs, boxing cr... by Robert Smits
Did you know that these are called boxer crabs, boxing crabs and pom-pom crabs? And did you know that they are notable for their mutualism with sea anemones, which they hold in their claws for defense? In return, the anemones get carried around which
3 Votes
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The Greek ship, registered at the time under the name of ... by Robert Smits
The Greek ship, registered at the time under the name of Ghiannis D, was on route from Rijka to Hodeidah when she grazed the eastern tip of the Abu Nuhas reef in early April 1983. The crew was evacuated without casualties but the ship lay half submer
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Superhero Nudibranch in Mirbat, Oman, checking out the ca... by Robert Smits
Superhero Nudibranch in Mirbat, Oman, checking out the camera.
7 Votes
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Green turtle hanging out and eating corals on the USAT Li... by Robert Smits
Green turtle hanging out and eating corals on the USAT Liberty wreck in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
5 Votes
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I really feel you get a sense of just how prehistoric thi... by Robert Smits
I really feel you get a sense of just how prehistoric this animal is from the underwater Photo. Did you know that males can reach lenghts of 6.0 m (20ft) and weigh up to 900 kgs (2000 lb)? This photo was taken in Jardines de La Reina, Cuba.
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16 Votes
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Did you know that Porcelain crabs are small, usually with... by Robert Smits
Did you know that Porcelain crabs are small, usually with body widths of less than 15 mm (0.59 in)? They also share the general body plan of a squat lobster, but their bodies are more compact and flattened, an adaptation for living and hiding under r
7 Votes
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Stingrays are a group of rays, which are cartilaginous fi... by Robert Smits
Stingrays are a group of rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. They are classified in the suborder Myliobatoidei of the order Myliobatiformes and consist of eight families.
4 Votes
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Lionfish on the tropical and colorful reef in the Caribbe... by Robert Smits
Lionfish on the tropical and colorful reef in the Caribbean! Did you know these fish have venomous spikes and are dangerous for divers and fishermen?
7 Votes
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Fairy Basslet - is also known as The Royal Gramma and wil... by Robert Smits
Fairy Basslet - is also known as The Royal Gramma and will have a small black spot on the front of the dorsal fin and a black line that streaks through the eye? Photographed in Jardines de la Reina, Cuba
10 Votes
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Did you know that flatworms are soft-bodied invertebrates... by Robert Smits
Did you know that flatworms are soft-bodied invertebrates and that unlike other bilaterians, they are acoelomates (having no body cavity), and have no specialized circulatory and respiratory organs, which restricts them to having flattened shapes?
2 Votes
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A school of Bohar snappers gather one week per year in Ra... by Robert Smits
A school of Bohar snappers gather one week per year in Ras Mohammed to spawn. This natural phenomenon, is truly awe-inspiring!
7 Votes
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Did you know that Goliath Groupers can weigh up to 360 kg... by Robert Smits
Did you know that Goliath Groupers can weigh up to 360 kgs and that they only reach maturity around 180 kgs?
This grouper was photographed in Cuba and was very inquisitive, as almost all groupers. I really feel like it is posing for the camera.
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7 Votes
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That split second when another photographer comes in and ... by Robert Smits
That split second when another photographer comes in and backlights your shot of a Caribbean Reef Shark in Jardines de La Reina. Did you know that the flash duration of these strobes are less than 3 milli seconds?
10 Votes
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Did you know that the blue ringed octopus is one of the m... by Robert Smits
Did you know that the blue ringed octopus is one of the most dangerous inhabitants found in the ocean? Here is a mating pair photographed in Lembeh strait, Indonesia.
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8 Votes
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Did you know that the Wunderpus Photogenicus has a look-a... by Robert Smits
Did you know that the Wunderpus Photogenicus has a look-alike? The Mimic octopus is very similar! And did you know that the markings on the body is similar to our finger prints?
Feel free to follow me on FB or instagram!
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13 Votes
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