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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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A colourful Spanish lobster (Arctites antipodum) doing it's tank impression. <> <> <> <> Canon G9

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It's also called a slipper lobster is it not?
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 19, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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A shy and well camouflaged Sea Horse (Hippocampus abdominalis) hiding in some shallow weeds. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Verco's Tambja (Tambja verconis) laying an egg ring. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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I was taking wide angle shots of colourful sponges in a small cave, when I noticed this Red Pigfish (Bodianus unimaculatus) looking at it's reflection in the air bubble above me. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 12, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Huge Northern Scorpionfish (Scorpaena cardinalis), Canon G9 at 35mm equivalent, makes me wish for a wide angle lens.
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
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"Dont mess with me!"............................ A snarling Mosaic Moray (Gymnothorax prionodon) <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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Lord Howe Coralfish (Amphichaetodon howensis) with Red Hogfish in background. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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"WATCH OUT!, Don't get too close". Sea Urchin (Heliocidaris tuberculatus) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165's Macro Lenses
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This handsome fish is a male Sandager's Wrasse (Coris sandageri) it's colourful and fairly curious. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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Large Gem Nudibranch (Dendrodoris denisoni). Or is it a blue ring mimic? Hehehe! <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
54 Votes
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Glass Shrimp (Palaemon affinis) in shallow water of Rangiputa Bay. <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Sea Horse (Hippocampus abdominalis) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165
37 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 4, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Mottled Triplefin (Grahamina capito) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165
42 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, May 3, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
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Miss Piggy, aka. a female Red Pigfish (Bodianus unimaculatus) <> <> <> Canon G9, Poor Knights
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 2, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Gem Nudibranch (Dendrodoris denisoni) <> <> <> <> Canon G9,Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights
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Clown Nudibranch (Ceratosoma amoena) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Rangiputa Bay
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Abstract looking close-up of Firebrick Starfish (Asterodiscus truncatus) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights
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date posted posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Foot of Firebrick Starfish (Asterodiscus truncatus) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights
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41 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 28, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Tiny Elysia Nudibranch (Elysia sp.4) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 27, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Colourful crab hiding under coral. <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Rangiputa Bay, NZ
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 26, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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A cute looking Blue-Eyed Triplefin (Notoclinops segmentatus) <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights
35 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, April 25, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Crested Blenny (Parablennius lacticlavius) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights, NZ
41 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Common Anemone (Actinothoe albocincta) sits among a colourful world of sponges and bryozoans. <> <> <> Canon G9, Poor Knights
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Common Anemone (Actinothoe albocincta) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, "Middle Channel", Poor Knights
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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A depressed looking Butterfly Perch (Caesioperca lepidoptera) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Poor Knights
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date posted posted: Monday, April 21, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Close up of Variable Triplefin (Forsterygion varium) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights
35 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 20, 2008
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Yaldwyn's Triplefin (Notoclinops yaldwyni) <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 19, 2008
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