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Big cod at the "Bajón del Río", El Hierro, Canary Islands
(one of the winning pics of the 10th Open Fotosub Isla de El Hierro, october 2006)
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2006

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You can see why this one was a winner Arthur
Arinaga, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. D200 with 10,5 mm fisheye and one strobe
"THE SUNKEN CITY". It's not really an archeological found, but only the rests of a mole, destroyed by a storm a few decades ago. Sardina del Norte, Gáldar, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. D200 with 10,5 mm fisheye and natural light.
Triggerfish trying to hide beside a piece of net. Arinaga, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
D200, 10,5 mm fisheye. Tenerife, Canary Islands, past week.
Carrying eggs. I found this spider crab past weekend in Sardina del Norte, Gran Canaria.
Periclimenes sagittifer on a anemone (Anemonia viridis). Sardina del Norte, Gáldar, Gran Canaria.
FLOWERS. A group of 3 different species of ascidians found at Bunaken, North Sulawesi.
STINGRAY. A different view from a common animal. I hope you enjoy it.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Nikon D200, 10,5 mm fisheye, one Hartenberger strobe
Frogfish portrait. Canary Islands, Spain. It's not easy to see them, but if you've seen one, you'll find more.
Yellow sponge. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. D200 with 10,5 mm fisheye, one Hartenberger strobe
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, past week.
Tylodina perversa: This small umbrella-snail feeds on the yellow sponge Verongia aerophoba, the most common sponge of the Canary Islands. The animal is dificult to find because of its perfect mimetic. The size is up to about 1 inch
Angel shark. Picture taken in Arinaga, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. D200 with 10,5 mm fisheye and 1 Hartenberger 250 Ws strobe.
Sardina del Norte, Gáldar, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, World, ....... This was past weekend testing the 10,5 mm fisheye with my Nikon D200. Hope you enjoy it.
Cushion-seastar. This could be a beautyful design for a cushion for the sofa.
Red face. This frogfish has got the best place for hiding. North of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Eggs. These are eggs of the most common blennie of the Canary Islands. The fish itself isn't really beautyful at all, but the babies.....
The trio. The species is Parapristipoma octolineatum, and it's possible to find groups of them at certain places of the Canary Islands, but generally it's not a very common species here.
Trachinus spp. The first 3 spines of the dorsal fin of these fishes are poisonous. Diving it's no problem, because they don't let you touch them, but many fishermen have had serious problems with these fishes.

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This guy sits comfortably in the frame
Balssia Gasti. A small shrimp (only 10-12 mm) that lives on yellow and red gorgonia and gets the same colour than its "home".
Pressure too low. Detail of one of the wrecks in the south of Gran Canaria. The very low light inside the wreck made necessary a long exposure time of just 0,5 seconds. And that without a tripod!
What a wonderful eye! This is a full frame close-up of the "face" of a small puffer-fish. Only by night, when they are sleeping, is it possible to get so close. Nikon F100 with 90 mm Tamron and TCx2

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Here's a nice abstract Arthur
This wreck lays in front of Puerto de Mogan, a small fishery and yacht-harbour in the southwest of Gran Canaria. There are about 30 diveable wrecks around the island, including 3 planes.
REFLECTIONS. This is an anemone (Telmatactis cricoides) reflecting in a bubble under the ceiling of a cave. These anemones are frecuent here on the Canary Islands, and show many different colour-patterns.
SQUATINA SQUATINA, or angel shark caught at the north of Gran Canaria. At this same place, called "Caleta de Abajo", its very possible to meet mantas, sometimes in groups of more than 10. Nikonos V, 15 mm, ...
Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, has normally clear water with about 15-20 meters of visibility. Picture taken with a Sea&Sea DX8000G, self-constructed semi-fisheye and Nikonos SB105. NO PHOTOSHOP ADJUSTS!
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