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576 Entries Found: Page 8  of  22
Flabellina of Mediterranean sea_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f22,iso400)
This is a macro detail of an hard coral, taken a few meters deep around Havelock Island, in India. As you can see nature creates real works of art, don't you think? Andamans_2023
(Canon100,1/200,f14,iso125)
Small fish have bright colors and flamboyant shape that attract experienced & novice divers alike. Unless it moves.. it can be difficult to distinguish them from the context around, as seen in this photo! Goa_India_2023
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso100)
Coral blenny-Havelock Is. -Andamans_2023
(Canon100,1/200,f14,iso100)
Coryphellina exoptata nudibranch_2023
(Canon100,1/250,f18,iso125)
Diploastrea heliopora macro: very common here in the Indian Ocean but always fascinating to see especially if you get close and notice its shapes like colored vanilla puddings_2023
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso125)
Top view of a coral fish_2023
(Canon 100,1/250,f13,iso125)
Flabellina affinis_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f22,iso400)
The underwater world becomes ever more fascinating when you learn to dive slowly, look closely and appreciate the little things like this beautiful Cratena nudibranch , photographed in the Sicilian sea, in 2022.
(Canon 100, 1/200,f20,iso100)
Bedford's flatworm ,named "Persian carpet"..and you can understand why! Photo taken at Aquarium dive site_Thanks to great support of Barefoot diving staff in Havelock Island-Andamans_2023
(Canon100,1/250,f13,iso100)
The best place to find nudis is in current, as pinnacles or wrecks..or diving with expert n.hunters! For these two I have to thank the friend Aaron of West Coast who, despite the bad vis, made this shot possible_Goa_2023
(Canon100,1/250,f20,iso200)
Deep red color for this Flabellina walking on the algae of the Goa wreck, the only existing wreck here but full of life, especially nudibranchs! Goa _2023
(Canon100,1/200,f22,iso250)
Anemone fishes are immune to anemone's tentacles from day 1. It is a mutually beneficial relationship in which the anemone feeds from the fish dejection while the fish gets shelter from predators_Havelock Is._2023
(Canon100,1/200,f13,iso100)
Mexican barnacle blenny photographed at "El Morro" dive site_ P. Vallarta-Mexico_2021
(Canon100,1/200,f14,iso125)
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Mediterranean moray_Casteldaccia_Sicily-2021
(Canon60,1/125,f7.1,iso200)
A slow moving Cratena nudibranch,an ideal subject for photographs along with the bright, contrasting colours_Sicily-2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso100)
Photographers love nudis because although they can be small, are slow moving, sometimes stationary which makes them ideal subjects along with the bright, contrasting colours. This is Flabellina of Mediterranean sea_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f20,iso400)
Many nudibranchs display the bright colours to suggest to predators that they are toxic. This is a technique used also by the Flabellinidae family.In this photo we see two of them found on a wreck a few meters deep_2023
(Canon100,1/250,f20,i.200)
For me nudibranchs-hunting is like collecting stamps..You always want to find new ones for your private collection. This is Thuridilla multimarginata (really very small) photographed in the Aquarium dive site of Havelock Island_Andamans-India_2023
As you can see in this shot, C. peregrina orients head-first, with the head being the end with two orange horns, two white tusks, and two orange eye patches in between_La Formica_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso100)
A large chunk of coral life is tiny, lesser known, easily hidden creatures. These include both sessile (fixed in one place) and mobile reef invertebrates, as well as the itty bitty reef fish like this in the photo_2023
(Canon100,1/200,f14,iso125)
Stare long enough on a portion of the coral reef, and you are guaranteed to catch some movement, a tiny fish like these blennies & gobies abundant on these barriers_Havelock island_2023
(Canon100,1/200,f18,iso125)
A squat shrimp often called sexy shrimp because of its provocative dance. Their quirky abdominal movements, often in sync with one another, are amusing to observe and can captivate divers for long underwater time!
(Canon100,1/250,f16,iso125)
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The incredible evolution of nudibranchs always surprise me! I would stop and watch them for a long time to photograph them in the right position.. This is the iconic Cratena_La Formica dive site of Casteldaccia_Italy_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f22,iso400)
A still goby looking at me with curiosity. The gobies usually stay within their territory in the rock but will go out and explore occasionally as in this photo taken at the Aquarium dive site _Havelock island_India_2023
(Canon 100,1/250,f14,iso125)
Photograph nudis in these parts of Arabic Sea is a bit more challenging than elsewhere given the poor visibility.
But when you succeed, beautiful colors come out as for this Phidiana m. shotted at the wreck dive site_Goa
(Canon100,1/200,f20,i.125)
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Coryphellina exoptata_2023
(Canon100,1/250,f18,iso125)
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