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Smaller subjects typically 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5cm) shot on macro settings or with macro equipment that are NOT MOVING usually on the bottom (i.e. between 1:1 and 1:3)
Pike Blenny
Crown Jewel
Basket Star on a palmate fan
This small pipefish lives in the Netherlands in 'het Grevelingenmeer'.
Phyllognathia ceratophthalma
Juvenile yellow frogfish. Anilao, Philippines. Subal ND500, 105mm+12.5 diopter., D-Max strobe snoot.
this is another photo of nudi & frogfish, stay together, sit together, side by side. how adorable they are!
a frogfish with a nudibranch, together side by side. even different species, but they need each others. just like us.
Ceram blenny (Salarias ceramensis)
Yellow Frog fish
Lion fish portraid
Olympus EM1 MarkII Olympus 60 mms macro and Inon S2000X2 F11 S250
This is a photo a Melibe Colemani nudibranch which has been dubbed the holy grail of nudis. I'm honoured to be able to take a photo of this beautiful rare slug.Hope they multiply as sightings of them were recently rare. In Anilao, Philippines.
Apogon sp
Olympus EM1 MaarkII system
Blacktail comber (Serranus atricauda)
Nikon D200 Nikon 105 and Inon Z240 F11 1/250
Spinyhead blenny(Acanthemblemaria spinosa)
This is a photo of a juvenile scorpionfish sitting on hard coral. Taken in Puerto Galera, Philippines.
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This is a photo of an octopus inside a large beer bottle. She seems to be happy living inside this bottle, she's always spotted inside it. Taken in Anilao, Philippines.
camouflage is key to survive this cruel underwater world, you don't want to be standout. i accidently found this bigger whip shrimp while i try to take the smaller whip shrimp. he laying at the bottom/sand.
This is a photo of a juvenile hairy frogfish (Antennarius Striatus). This guy is a little sandy and dusty. Taken in Anilao, Philippines.
this is a pregnant skeleton shrimp, u can see the eggs with her translucent body. this mother just hanging around and look up to the surface.
Young sweet leeps
Valentin's sharpnose puffer (Canthigaster valentini), also known as the saddled puffer or black saddled toby
Tiny crab in soft coral.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 105mm, ISO 100, f/29, 1/125. Ikelite housing with two Ikelite strobes.
Very small and shy clownfish
Yawning Frogfish
This is a photo of a juvenile spotted white frogfish. We fondly called him, Speck. Taken in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
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