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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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Tube Dwelling Anemone.....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 7, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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"Hey lads, don't look now, but I think their is a spy amongst us".......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9, RAW WB adjusted
votes: 30
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 6, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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A large Honeycomb Moray (Gymnothorax favagineus) coming out to say hi.......¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
votes: 39
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date posted posted: Friday, December 5, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Hypselodoris carnea out for a crawl on some kelp....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
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votes: 37
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Glossodoris pallida, white to the eye, but when flashed the transparency and colours appear....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
votes: 31
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date posted posted: Monday, December 1, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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This tiny coral crab (Cymo melanodactylus) is so fury, it's more like a teddy bear than a crab. It was nicely posed like this when I found it and didn't dive for cover when I started snapping away, like most critters do..¸> <((((º> ..Canon G9 & lenses
votes: 41
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Just as I found this Fringed Blenny (Mimoblennius cirrosus) it darted in a hole and would only peep out every so often to see if I was still there. Which of course I was, since I wanted a close up shot. ...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
votes: 50
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 29, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Flatworm (Pseudoceros cf scintillatus) out for a crawl....¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
votes: 40
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date posted posted: Friday, November 28, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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I think this Pixie Triplefin (Enneapterygius pusillus) on bed of green coral, needs some camouflage training....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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This friendly Smalescale Sandperch (Parapercis robinsoni) started to follow me and came right up to the camera. I think it was hoping that I would disturb the sand and it would find something to eat....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
votes: 43
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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A tiny but beautiful Thuridilla indopacifica...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165
votes: 28
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Nudibranch (Hypselodoris carnea) posing nicely....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
votes: 37
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date posted posted: Monday, November 24, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Close enough to see the parasites above the nostrils on this Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax undulatus)..¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165s
votes: 57
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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"Ahhh!, did the weed move for you dear?"...Mating Broad-stripe Cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus)...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 (internal flash & diffuser)
votes: 39
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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"Come on, smile"...Raggy Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis venosa)...¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9
votes: 29
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date posted posted: Friday, November 21, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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This Rose Petal Bubble Shell (Hydatina physis) is the Marilyn Monroe of nudibranchs. "I wanna be loved by you, just you,
and nobody else but you, I wanna be loved by you, alone!
Boop-boop-de-boop!"..¸> <((((º> ..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
votes: 30
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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If you haven't seen or found one of these little Sphaeromatidaes when diving, then you haven't been looking closely enough. LOL! ..¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165's
votes: 37
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Nudibranchs enjoying a cuddle. (Chromodoris sp. 20 per Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs & Sea Slugs by Gosliner, Behrens & Valdés)...¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165
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votes: 55
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Tambja nudibranch from Poor Knights. <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Pacific New Zealand
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Tomato Anemonefish (Amphiprion frenatus) swimming amongst a fluorescent red anemone. ...¸> <((((º> ·.. Canon G9
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 11, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: South China Sea Malaysia
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Inornate Gymnodoris (Gymnodoris inornata) one of the cannibal nudibranchs.
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Worm & Cucumber patterns, Club-spined Scale Worm (Gastrolepidia clavigera) on Graeffe's Sea Cucumber (Pearsonothuria graeffei)..¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9, Inon UCL-165's
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 9, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: South China Sea Malaysia
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I'm not sure what this is, I think it's an anemone, but it looks a bit like a Nudibranch. ..¸> <((((º> ·.. Canon G9, Inon UCL-165
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The aptly named Bluelined Grouper (Cephalopholis formosa)..¸> <((((º> ·...Canon G9
votes: 39
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This octopus was being pecked at by a large Coney (Cephalopholis fulva). So I guess he didn't want the octopus in his area. ...¸> <((((º> ...Canon G7
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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This Hairy Red Hermit Crab (Dardanus lagapodes) came out of his shell to attack another that has retreated well inside his shell for protection. ..¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: South China Sea Malaysia
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Tiny 2cm baby Midring Blue Ring Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.4)..¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & 2 stacked Inon UCL-165 lenses
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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date posted location: South China Sea Malaysia
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