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small blenny hiding in a dead muscle
Pajama striped cuttlefish mating dance. They swim with a fantastic cork-screw movement until they are done or one of the 2 is buried under the sand!!!
"Into the dome" I was attempting something new during the dive at the sunken city of Baia
Fiery maned electric sea-horse... Poseidon is upset these days here in Naples I guess he is going around on his war horses...I bet that I have seen one :D
Mankind tirelessly is working to preserve it, however, one piece at the time Poseidon is tearing it apart and after almost 2000 years only few parts remain intact and shine in their real colors once they have been freed from the sand...
This little one had so many blue veins that I enhanced with PS
rare yellow hue scorpionfish
bumblebee shrimp taken with 105 micro on a wall while running for shelter
Xmas Pygmy pipe-horse. This specie can be found only in Sydney area and only around Xmas :-) to take this hot I had to help my 105micro with the subsee +10
This is after that the tube worm retracted after this shot the shrimp fled into the anemone that was at the base of the rock
"A bugs' life" found this little shrimp walking across a Sabella and could not resist... I had to take a shot :D
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Amazing background, looking forward to seeing this one in high res.
Pigmy pipe-horse. This kind of sea horse is ~30mm and can be found only in a small area in NSW
Roaming unusual grounds... this Flabellina was on kelp moving very fast
using 3 strobes I was able to obtain an X-ray effect on this small nudi
Tangerino-Tino... our new net keeper, Mosman's people can sleep well with such monster guarding the shore...
this guy was getting angry at me and every time I was raising my camera it was raising its tentacles...maybe thought I was a competitor??
Big face...
'The flame'
Very little I ad to add the +10 on the top of my 105 micro
courting scorpion-fishes I have seen 3 couples in 1 night, they rub each other while standing or swimming/crawling...
"Feeling blue"
"Shark-aerial"
Shot at North rock (Nelson bay, NSW)
"Abducted"... the water was cold and full of seals and sea-birds excrement but was fun!!
millions of juvenile fishes. vis was good but swamped by clouds of little juvenile swimming thru the pylons
the months are passing by.. but this guys is always there :-)
my strobe malfunctioned at 20m... so I had to improvise...
diving with seals is always great!!!
6+m of vis at Clifton Gardens are rare...
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