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Early morning dive on the Carnatic with a turtle about to munch on soft coral for breakfast
Dislocated jut jaw. the fish seems to be doing fine though
A common Cape Town fish found often in rock pools and shallow waters, affectionately known as a "klipvis", which is Afrikaans for "stonefish". They are extroverted fish that like to inspect you closely and their reflections in your port.
An unheard of visitor to our cold Cape waters - the pineapple fish. Initially I thought this was an April fool's joke and just had to go and have a look for myself. I was definitely rewarded!
Klipvis all up in my face
Sevengill Cowshark - a prehistoric shark that we are lucky enough to dive with here in Cape Town. They can be elusive sometimes so still need to get a pic with my DSLR,but here's a great one from my compact.
Toilet time! A toilet on the wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg in False Bay, Cape Town
Its interesting how some anemones fluoresce under UV light and some don't. this one is one of the brightest that I have seen so far, quite an amazing site!
In my study of underwater fluorescence in temperate waters, I can now add the hagfish to my list. Hagfish are ancient jawless fishes which secrete slime that may act to deter predators.
Definitely not the usual place to see sharks - sleeping in a tree!
Compass jellyfish which had drifted into a False Bay marina via the cold currents of the Atlantic Ocean
Unfortunately holidays have to come to an end, so its back to work for us! Here's an image of a crowned nudibranch who stands proud and isn't intimidated by the immenseness of his surroundings
Beautiful gorgonian fan which is usually found at depth, but they grow just under the surface under the jetty as it is out of direct sunlight. It's neighbours are fan worms of varying colours.
Another practise of the close focus wide angle with my new fisheye lens, bit of a shot on the run as we were participating in a survey of the biodiversity in the yacht basin
Working on my close focus wide angle shots with my new fisheye lens. The anemone under the jetty made for a good practise shot
I took some sunset shots from the water but the visibility wasn't great... as I got out, I noticed that the tide had dropped low enough for me to hop into a rock pool and get some interesting sundown shots!
Close encounter with an Oceanic Blacktip Shark at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa
Oceanic Blacktip Shark admiring his reflection in my dome
A perfect picture highlighting the benign nature of sharks. The diver wasn't even aware that he wasn't the center of attraction in the shot, until the shark swam in between us.
Beautifully fluorescent anemone
Shy sharks glow green under fluorescent photography lighting. It was really great to watch these green sharks swimming around on the sandy bottom.
Sea swallows are pelagic nudibranchs which feed on blue bottles out in the open ocean. They are therefore rarely spotted along the coast so I am a very lucky photographer indeed! Occasionally strong winds can blow them shore wards with blue bottles.
Celebrating Jellyfish Day with this photo taken in Simon's Town, Cape Town earlier this year.
Sea Slug Day celebrated with a yellow gasflame nudibranch
I celebrated Sea Slug Day on Saturday by shooting macro for a change. We have LOADS of nudibranchs in Cape Town, all different shapes, colours and sizes. Here is an example of a gasflame nudibranch, named as its cerata resemble flames of gas light
Schooling fish surrounding us on a dusk dive in Cape Town
All divers who have done a night dive in Cape Town will be familiar with the swarms of beaked sandfish, which hide in the sand during the day, but as soon as its full dark, they come out to feed by the hundreds. W
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