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<((((º>.....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses." title=""I spy with my little eye" an Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus)......¸><((((º>.....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses." style="margin: 0px auto;max-height:900px;max-width:100%;" />
By Brian Mayes
posted Thursday, June 11, 2009
74 votes


By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010
73 votes

Eyes of a Strombus (Vomer vomer)...and I didn't even have to wrangle the conch, it was just there crawling along. :-)......¸><((((º>.....Canon G9 & Inon UCL 165
By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, March 11, 2009
71 votes

Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on a large sea cucumber. <><><><>Canon G9, full frame shot with stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.
By Brian Mayes
posted Saturday, July 12, 2008
69 votes

<><><>Canon G9" title=""Dont mess with me!"............................ A snarling Mosaic Moray (Gymnothorax prionodon)<><><><>Canon G9" style="margin: 0px auto;max-height:900px;max-width:100%;" />
By Brian Mayes
posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008
68 votes

Full Frontal NUDIty. Tambja verconis head on full frame. <><><><>Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights, New Zealand
By Brian Mayes
posted Monday, March 24, 2008
67 votes

This charming little Red-Papulose Gymnodoris (Gymnodoris rubropapillosa) is one of the predator nudibranchs that hunts down and eats other nudibranchs. ..¸><((((º>·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
By Brian Mayes
posted Sunday, August 10, 2008
65 votes

From Tenerife, one of a sequence of photos showing a Lizardfish catching and swallowing an Ornate Wrasse alive. The photos had to be taken in between bouts of thrashing by the Lizardfish. The whole sequence can be seen on my Flickr site.
By Brian Mayes
posted Thursday, July 5, 2007
60 votes

The Leopard Nudi (Chromodoris leopardus)....¸><((((º>`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>`·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, August 20, 2008
59 votes

Close enough to see the parasites above the nostrils on this Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax undulatus)..¸><((((º>...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165s
By Brian Mayes
posted Sunday, November 23, 2008
57 votes
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The flattened shape suggests it could be a Cryptic Sponge Shrimp (Gelastocaris paronae), but G. paronae is normally found on sponges where its colour and patterns camouflage it. This shrimp is mostly transparent, so perhaps it's a juvenile.
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Sea Pen Crab (Porcellanella triloba)— Canon G9, 1/320th, f8, 2 stacked Inon UCL-165 close-up lenses, internal flash (no external strobe), full frame.
— at Pasir Ngala, Perhentians, Malaysia.
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Platypus Cowrie (Cuspivolva platysia) in green temperate ... by Brian Mayes
Platypus Cowrie (Cuspivolva platysia) in green temperate waters of Nelson Bay, Australia
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Male Ring Scale Triplefin (Enneapterygius atrogulare) by Brian Mayes
Male Ring Scale Triplefin (Enneapterygius atrogulare)
37 Votes
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Banded Wobbegong (Orectolous ornatus)
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 18, 2011
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Scorpionfish disguised as harmless rabbit. ;-)
36 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 18, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
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Platypus Cowrie (Cuspivolva platysia) amongst blue polyps of host gorgonian at Little Beach, Nelson Bay.
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Opisthobranch (Bullina lineata) at Fly Point, Nelson Bay.
48 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus denise) at Batu Kecil, Misool
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date posted posted: Monday, October 24, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Halmahera Sea Indonesia
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Eyespot Blenny (Ecsenius ops) at "Black Forest", Wofoh, Waigeo
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date posted posted: Monday, October 24, 2011
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Nudibranch (Chromodoris kuniei) at Mike's Point, Dampier Strait, Waigeo. Framed tightly, not cropped.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Halmahera Sea Indonesia
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Marble Shrimp (Saron neglectus) at Beringin Point, Manado
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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"Peek-a-boo!".....Strombidae
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date posted posted: Monday, August 29, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
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"Oi....cut that out you two, you're ruffling the duvet"
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date posted posted: Monday, August 29, 2011
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Face of Nembrotha kubaryana
51 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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"Ooo! . . . I wonder what's in there"
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Blue-ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis) at Terumbu Kecil in the Perhentians
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: South China Sea Malaysia
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Tiny opisthobranch (Siphopteron cf. quadrispinosum), only 5mm
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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"To steer left and right, I simply pull on the corresponding rhinophore" ;-)
42 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011
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Hiding in a purple patch.
31 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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Armina nudibranch feed on sea pens in the sand and crawl around to find them. They will also crawl onto a mirror if it's placed carefully in their path.
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Skeleton shrimp with Allied Cowrie (Crenavolva leopardus)
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Porcelain Crab (Porcellanella sp.) with belly full of eggs
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Spikey!
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When chased this Tasselled Anglerfish adopts a streamlined attitude with dorsal spines down, yet strangely with prominent lure (illicium).
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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As this Tasselled Anglerfish swims slowly by, it shows off all its fins and spines, maybe as a display to neighbouring anglerfish.
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"Hey!....I think I may have discovered a wormhole to another galaxy"
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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