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Last year I posted a jawfish with eggs that were about to hatch. This is the same jawfish shot a few days earlier just after the eggs were laid. From Little Cayman Island. Nikon D200 with 105mm lens.
By Jim Chambers
posted Friday, April 18, 2008
75 votes

Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes holthuisi) from Anilao.
By Jim Chambers
posted Friday, February 20, 2009
72 votes

Colorful anemone shrimp from Anilao.
By Jim Chambers
posted Saturday, June 21, 2008
52 votes

Armina sp. flatworm from Dauin, Philippines.
By Jim Chambers
posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008
52 votes

I was very fortunate to see these two Black-Saddled Tobies spiraling upward in a mating ritual. I got a sequence of about a dozen shots before the action ended. Dauin, Philippines.
By Jim Chambers
posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008
49 votes

Squat Hairy Lobster on a barrel sponge in Anilao, Philippines.
By Jim Chambers
posted Sunday, May 25, 2008
48 votes

Head-on and up close view of a little Saddled Blenny. Nikon D200 with 60mm lens.
By Jim Chambers
posted Wednesday, August 23, 2006
47 votes

This Black Grouper had pulled into a cleaning station, and the little cleaner fish were already at work. Nikon D70 with 60mm lens.
By Jim Chambers
posted Sunday, September 3, 2006
45 votes

A lot of searching and a lot of luck to find this male Yellowhead Jawfish incubating eggs on Little Cayman Island, BWI. The eggs are just about to hatch.
By Jim Chambers
posted Wednesday, December 26, 2007
45 votes

Mandarinfish from Puerto Galera, Philippines. Nikon D200 with 60mm lens.
By Jim Chambers
posted Friday, June 6, 2008
43 votes
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Banded Butterflyfish from Bonaire.
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 10, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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I was very happy to find this little juvenile Puddingwife (Halichoeres radiatus) in Bonaire.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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A little Slender Filefish from Bonaire.
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 31, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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Juvenile Spotted Drum from Bonaire.
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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I found this little beauty - a juvenile Queen Angelfish - on Bonaire. It's about 3 cm in length.
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36 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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From Bonaire - my first frogfish!
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38 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 22, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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This little octopus on Bonaire was about the size of my hand. He was perfectly camouflaged against the sand and rubble, but his movement gave him away.
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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Peppermint Goby in Bonaire. Nikon D200 with 105mm lens.
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, March 14, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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A up-close view of the Lettuce Sea Slug (Elysia crispata).
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This is really up close an personal Jim
40 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, December 28, 2007
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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A lot of searching and a lot of luck to find this male Yellowhead Jawfish incubating eggs on Little Cayman Island, BWI. The eggs are just about to hatch.
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A fantastic behavior shot Jim. Just the sort quality publications are looking for
45 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Unidentified species of siphonophore, a fairly rare type of hydroid.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 20, 2007
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Shortfin Pipefish from Little Cayman. Nikon D200 and 105mm lens.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Bristlework crawling over a very rare Fingerprint Cyphoma. Although the Bristleworm is stinging the Cyphoma, I'm told by a marine biologist that it's just a defensive action.
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Here's a pin sharp macro shot to zoom...
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 24, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Flame Scallop, Little Cayman Island. Nikon D200 with 60mm lens.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 18, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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This rock formation in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada reminded me of a frogfish! Nikon D200 with 18-200mm zoom.
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date posted posted: Friday, December 8, 2006
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: United States
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Juvenile Queen Angelfish and one of his little friends. Nikon D70 and 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 26, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Coney - bicolor variation. Photographed on Little Cayman, BWI, with Nikon D100 and 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Friday, November 24, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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A baby (1 cm) Flame Scallop on Little Cayman. Cute little fellow.
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date posted posted: Friday, November 10, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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The world's first Lego nudibranch. It was crawling on the equally rare carpet coral.

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This month's top nudibranch shot. Great laugh Jim :-)
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, October 27, 2006
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Hawksbill Sea Turtle. Nikon D70 with 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 22, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Slender Filefish (4 cm) on Little Cayman. Nikon D70 with 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 14, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Blue Tang. This is a juvenile transitioning from all-yellow to all-blue. Nikon D70 with 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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A tiny (4 mm) sea slug, Chelidonura berolina, that I photographed on Little Cayman. In the lower left, note a little claw sticking from the sand, apparently from a larval crustacean.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Juvenile Flamingo Tongue (1.5 cm) feeding on purple sea fan. Notice the eyeball at the base of the feeler thingy. From Little Cayman, BWI. Nikon D200 with 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 7, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Rock Hind enjoying the free cleaning by Pederson Shrimp. Nikon D200 with 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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The Birds! They must be extras for an Alfred Hitchcock movie. San Francisco Bay. Nikon D70.
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 1, 2006
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Three Flamingo Tongues. I won't say what they're doing, but it's illegal in some places. :> )
Nikon D200 with 60mm lens.
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Menage a troi? can I even spell it!
30 Votes
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