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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
The u/w world becomes ever more fascinating when you dive slowly, look closely & appreciate the little things. Like this red Flabellina on the wreck off Goa. Here there are many tangled on the wreckage lying a few mt deep.
It has to be said there is something rather satisfying about a well framed picture of a nudibranch with the rhinophores in sharp focus! This is Chromodoris trimarginata nudibranch_ photographed in Goa_2023
There might be more than one purple nudibranchs in your area, as we see in this picture. When I photograph them, I use two strobes and macro lens 60 or 100 mm. Otherwise everything will just be blue or green!
Phidiana militaris nudibranch_Wreck dive site_Goa_2022
Chromodoris naiki with characteristic pale light-blue band at the edge of the notum and scattered large spots of dark purple in the dorsum. Very photogenic nudi! Shot taken at the wreck of Goa, in poor visibility_2023
Chromodoris naiki_2023
(Canon60, 1/200,f18,iso200)
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
Chromodoris naiki nudibranch_2023
(Canon60, 1/200,f18,iso200)
Most dorids nudis have a smooth, thick mantle and their silhouette is broad and flat.
Dorids also sport an exposed cluster of gills on their backs, visible here on this beautiful Chromodoris photographed in Goa_2023
Red lined Flabellina_Goa_2023
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
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
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
Chromodoris trimarginata_2023
(Canon60, 1/200,f18,iso200))
Capturing with macro lens reveals so many tiny reef cratures as this beautiful Chromodoris tricolor nudibranch photographed during wreck diving at Goa_India_2023
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
Close up an old piece of string a few meters deep, covered by algae and other organisms including these two Flabellina nudibranchs that have captured my attention for their bright color.
Chromodoris trimarginata.This dorid nudibranchs have their gills gathered in a tuft at the back of their body like a little bouquet of lungs which they use to breathe. Photo taken at wreck dive site_Goa_2023
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