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Coryphellina rubrolineata_2023
Chromodoris tricolor nudibranch_2023
A glass shrimp close up. Its beautiful eyes say me hello, I am here!Andamans_2023
(Canon100,1/200,f20, iso125)
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)
I admit it: I like gobies. These amazing little fish when they are illuminated they show off bright colors on their little bodies. An assortment of beautiful metallic blue spots, bright red-orange lines, bars, & others.
Another photo of this small creature that roams the rocky terrain of Havelock Is. named Bedford's Flatworm , or Persian rug. It’s beauty is not only in how it looks but also in how it moves. Beautiful evolutions!
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)
Microlife on the Andamans reef.Here we see a beautiful Blenny close-up . Abundant and highly biodiverse, these species mature early, produce many offspring and they are a vital food source for other marine creatures.
"Good morning! "seems to say this little goby met at the end of my last dive in the Andamans. I take it as a goodbye and look forward to coming back here very soon_Feb 2023
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
Persian rug ( Bedford's flatworm) . Elegant , beautiful, .. a masterpiece of ocean_2023
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)
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
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)
Coral blenny-Havelock Is. -Andamans_2023
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
Coryphellina exoptata nudibranch_2023
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
Red lined Flabellina_Goa_2023
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