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Saw two Blue rings on this dive! Just amazing!
By Kip Nead
posted Saturday, February 18, 2012
23 votes

Had to cram my head and camera into a crevice without getting stuck on a bunch of urchins behind my head to get this orangutan crab on some bubble coral, but I got the shot.
By Kip Nead
posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012
22 votes

From a trip to Tubbataha last summer, the first time I ever shot wide angle. It was a steep learning curve but by the end of the trip I got a few photos that I'm very happy with including this one.
By Kip Nead
posted Saturday, January 28, 2012
21 votes

This guy just looked so comfortable, lounging in Bali. Canon SD550
By Kip Nead
posted Saturday, February 14, 2009
20 votes

Show me your fins. I caught this Garibaldi at Santa Cruz Island on a boat trip over New Years. Nikon D200, Sea & Sea housing, YS-90 Strobe
By Kip Nead
posted Tuesday, February 3, 2009
19 votes

We went out for an early morning on Monterey Bay looking for whales. Found cooperative Humpbacks, great low angle light, and miraculously, almost no fog. I was extremely lucky to catch this huge tail lob, (this isn't a breaching.)
By Kip Nead
posted Thursday, October 10, 2013
19 votes

For those of you who have tried to shoot clownfish, you'll appreciate how many shots and trips it's taken me to finally get the shot I always wanted.
By Kip Nead
posted Friday, January 10, 2014
19 votes

Spanish Shawl- I try to find nudis in unusual positions because so often the only choice is to shoot them flat. From a Northern Channel Islands New Year's trip. Nikon D200 in a Sea & Sea housing, YS-90 strobe, w/ UK Light Cannon as focus light.
By Kip Nead
posted Monday, February 2, 2009
18 votes

A Lembeh Pygmy Seahorse shot in Tulamben, Bali. Nikon D200 and 60mm lens.
By Kip Nead
posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013
18 votes

Northern Elephant Seals at San Simeon, CA. Nikon D200
By Kip Nead
posted Saturday, February 7, 2009
17 votes
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Rhinopias frondosa or weedy scorpionfish
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date posted posted: Monday, January 13, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Rhinopias frondosa or weedy scorpianfish
votes: 8
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date posted posted: Monday, January 13, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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For those of you who have tried to shoot clownfish, you'll appreciate how many shots and trips it's taken me to finally get the shot I always wanted.
votes: 19
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date posted posted: Friday, January 10, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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We got up early and were lucky enough to catch schooling bumphead parrotfish at the USS Liberty wreck, here making a turn around one of the deck guns.
votes: 14
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date posted posted: Friday, January 10, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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These boxing crabs move around so fast, it took quite a few tries over a number of days to get this shot.
votes: 9
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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There is something about the eyes of peacock mantis shrimp that I just find facinating
votes: 12
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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This is a mototi blue ring octopus from a muck dive in Tulamben.
votes: 8
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014
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I'd never found a mantis shrimp this color before, and it was extremely cooperative as well.
votes: 7
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014
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This was my first time seeing this particular species of octopus, no snoot, though it almost looks snooted, just a single strobe trying to shoot with minimum strobe power to avoid stressing the octopus.
votes: 8
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Would love to get help with an ID on this nudi. Looks similar to some of the dironidae that we have on the US west coast, but this was shot in Tulamben, Bali.
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votes: 14
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A Lembeh Pygmy Seahorse shot in Tulamben, Bali. Nikon D200 and 60mm lens.
votes: 18
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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I love Harlequin Shrimp! They are just so beautiful. From a muck dive in Tulamben, Bali.
votes: 6
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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We went out for an early morning on Monterey Bay looking for whales. Found cooperative Humpbacks, great low angle light, and miraculously, almost no fog. I was extremely lucky to catch this huge tail lob, (this isn't a breaching.)
votes: 19
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Dendronotus Albus, a tiny little guy, maybe half an inch long.
votes: 12
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date posted posted: Friday, August 23, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Dark water, poor vis, but beautiful metridium and tons of rock fish fry
votes: 8
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One of my images from the Monterey Shoot-Out. Only my second dive with my new Tokina 10-17 Fisheye and a dome port.
votes: 12
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One of my photos from the Monterey Shoot-Out. I had to photoshop a bit of the snail antenna that was up across the left corner of his mouth, so it was in the unlimited catagory.
votes: 12
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"In the Queue" It took three trips to this whip coral at ... by Kip Nead
"In the Queue" It took three trips to this whip coral at 85ft to finally get a shot I was really happy with.
votes: 10
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Peek a Boo! These guys have some of the best camouflage a... by Kip Nead
Peek a Boo! These guys have some of the best camouflage around, very tough to get contrast.
votes: 17
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A Mototi octopus getting ready to jet away! by Kip Nead
A Mototi octopus getting ready to jet away!
votes: 17
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Wonderpus by Kip Nead
Wonderpus
votes: 13
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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This is a Mototi octopus, they display a single blue ring... by Kip Nead
This is a Mototi octopus, they display a single blue ring only when agitated or hunting.
votes: 13
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Peacock mantis shrimp with eggs by Kip Nead
Peacock mantis shrimp with eggs
votes: 16
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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"Gone Fishing"
It took quite a few tries, but I finally ... by Kip Nead
"Gone Fishing"
It took quite a few tries, but I finally got a shot with both nets up.
votes: 11
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Saw two Blue rings on this dive! Just amazing! by Kip Nead
Saw two Blue rings on this dive! Just amazing!
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votes: 23
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Wonderful Wonderpus from an amazing dive in Dauin. by Kip Nead
Wonderful Wonderpus from an amazing dive in Dauin.
votes: 15
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Tail and blow at once, a good day. by Kip Nead
Tail and blow at once, a good day.
votes: 14
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