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by Glenn Ian Villanueva

This is a photo of a fish in a jellyfish, hiding from predators. Taken in Anilao, Philippines during one of our blackwater di

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Pelagic Tunicate/I happened upon this strange, nearly translucent creature, called a Salp, during a safety stop while diving in the Caribbean. Luckily I was shooting macro with my Nikonos V, and always saved one frame, "just in case".
Spotted Cleaner Shrimp in a pink tipped anemone. I visited this little critter on three different dives and he was always extremely cooperative and curious. Shot with a Nikonos V, 28mm lens, Aquatica tubes and 105 Speedlight.
Shot this little shrimp in a pink tipped anemone in Bonaire just outside the marina in 30 feet of water with my Nikonos V, SB105 strobe, 28mm Nikkor lens with extension tubes.
Tridacna, giant clams of the South Pacific, are luminous, fascinating creatures and seem to glow underwater. I shot this macro image with a Nikonos V, 28mm lens, Aquatica extension tubes, and SB105 Speedlight.
I discovered this colorful and cooperative clownfish while diving from the Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands several years ago.
"Sea Thimbles" During a safety stop while diving the Exumas, I photographed several small (approximately half inch) thimble jellies as they drifted by in the current.
"Small Fish in a Big Pond" was shot in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles, with a Nikonos V camera, SB105 Strobe, and a closeup kit. This tiny baby trunkfish looked like a little floating marble. My husband placed his hand in to show scale.

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This demonstrates the size of subject the super-macro guys can fill their frame with!
This orange seahorse was photographed in 35' of water on a reef in front of Captain Don's Habitat in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles.

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"Conch Eyes"
Diving off the Nekton Pilot in Belize, I spied this conch inching his way across the sandy bottom. After what seemed like an eternity, he finally inched himself out of his shell to peek at his reflection in my lens.
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