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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Arabian Sea

350 Entries Found: Page 1  of  13
Green Elysia ornata nudibranch_ Dec 2023
Tiny creatures from the Indian Ocean_Dec. 2023
Intense orange for this specimen of Flabellina rubrolineata nudibranch , just over a centimeter long, photographed during diving in the sea of Goa_India_Dec2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f16,iso100)
Elysia ornata, commonly known as elysia marginata, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc. it is a member of Sacoglossa, the "sap-sucking" sea slugs_Goa_December 2023
A little crab with its great orange hat photographed in the sea of Goa_ November 2023
Flabellina rubrolineata_Dec 2023
(Canon100, 1/250,f16,iso100)
The tiny crabs are colorful, with many details and two beautiful curious eyes that emerge from the shell to scrutinize the external environment like this one photographed in Goa_India_December_2023
Elysia ornata nudibranch_Goa_India-2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f16,iso100)
Detail of a green coral at shallow depth. I was intrigued by the small octopuses that cover it. Done scuba diving in India_Goa, Dec_2023
Small colorful creatures of the Indian Ocean_Dec-2023
Nudibranch Phyllidia varicosa. Photo taken in Goa, India. December_2023
Close up of a beautiful Elysia ornata flatworm with its typical translucent greenish-yellow color dotted with black & white and the broad parapodia each bordered by an orange band and a black margin_Goa_Dec 2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f18,iso100)
With the poor vis, everything seems brown. You can't imagine that the right lighting allows to discover otherwise invisible details. Like in this close-up of a hermit crab photographed a few mt deep in the sea of Goa_2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f14,i.100)
Marine flatworms are often very little creatures, easy to spot when diving and, if you have a good macro lens, you can well focus on them as I tried in this photo taken in Goa, India_2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f16,iso100)
Eye detail of a flathead fish found hidden under the sand during a diving in Goa. Once identified, it can be photographed without problems thanks to its peaceful nature & the belief that it will not be discovered!_2023
Flabellina rubrolineata_Goa_2023
Elysia ornata_Goa_India_Dec 2023
(Canon100,1/200,f18, iso100)
Phyllidia varicosa. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas, at depths of 1 to 30m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.
This specimen measured about 5cm_Dec 2023
Coryphellina rubrolineata_2023
Chromodoris tricolor_Goa_India_2023
Chromodoris tricolor nudibranch_2023
Chromodoris tricolor_2023
During my dives in Goa,sometimes I came across a Flabellina & thought to myself — what an enormous one! And it turned out… it wasn't just 1. It's at times difficult to tell a singular from a mating pair as this photo.
A close up of a bright red Flabellina (with one of the two orange horns which is shorter, surely bitten by some predator), commonly found in the waters surrounding Goa_2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f20,iso200)
Phidiana militaris. These nudis are covered in appendages named cerata which increase surface area for gas exchange and also to display ingested chemicals or for defence. Sophisticated and surprising nature as always!
(Canon100,1/250,f20, iso200)
A blenny looks out of its burrow suspiciously. Note the fleshy branching appendages (named cirri) found above their eyes and nostrils. The biological role of cirri remains unclear but make them very nice!
(Canon60, 1/200,f18,iso200)
This is small Hermit crab having very pretty colors on its body. It lives between the surface up to 70 meters deep. Its shell is a matter of survival, to protect its soft abdomen. I took this photo in the sea of Goa_2023
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