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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Tyrrhenian Sea

2614 Entries Found: Page 4  of  97
I took this photo one second before this Cratena nudibranch disappeared into the sea grass. I often enjoy waiting for them to emerge from some bush to photograph their big orange eyes!
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso400)
That day the visibility was terrible, a meter or less .. at the end of the dive our guide pointed out these two Chromodoris trimarginata ,two white flames that emerge from fog ! Beautiful, colored with their red spots.
(Canon100,1/250,f20,iso200)
Flabellina of Mediterranean sea_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f22,iso400)
Flabellina affinis_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f22,iso400)
The underwater world becomes ever more fascinating when you learn to dive slowly, look closely and appreciate the little things like this beautiful Cratena nudibranch , photographed in the Sicilian sea, in 2022.
(Canon 100, 1/200,f20,iso100)
Mediterranean moray_Casteldaccia_Sicily-2021
(Canon60,1/125,f7.1,iso200)
A slow moving Cratena nudibranch,an ideal subject for photographs along with the bright, contrasting colours_Sicily-2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso100)
Photographers love nudis because although they can be small, are slow moving, sometimes stationary which makes them ideal subjects along with the bright, contrasting colours. This is Flabellina of Mediterranean sea_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f20,iso400)
As you can see in this shot, C. peregrina orients head-first, with the head being the end with two orange horns, two white tusks, and two orange eye patches in between_La Formica_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso100)
The incredible evolution of nudibranchs always surprise me! I would stop and watch them for a long time to photograph them in the right position.. This is the iconic Cratena_La Formica dive site of Casteldaccia_Italy_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f22,iso400)
So much life, so many colors are hidden in the Mediterranean Sea. This is a specimen of Cratena peregrina nudibranch photographed at La Formica dive site,in 2022.
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso400)
Intensely colorful Cratena nudibranch_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso250)
Iconic Cratena nudibranch of Mediterranean Sea_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso400)
Cratena nudibranch. These little creatures are tiny splashes of color in the sea. The hard part is getting focus..I usually shot many attempts but I'm happy when I get a nice photo!
(Canon100,1/250,f18,iso200)
Beauty of Cratena nudibranch_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f22,iso400)
This Flabellina here is about 3 cm. long.. I like to shot them because of its bright purple which stands out in the blue despite its small size_La Formica dive site_Sicily_2022
(Canon100,1/250,f25,iso400)
Asteridea
Magnificent Cratena nudibranch_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f22,iso400)
Cratena macro shot taken with strobes and high shutter speed to darken ambient light (the background) as much as possible_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f22,iso400)
Kleptopredator Cratena_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso250)
Flabellina affinis. Possible to see the egg sacs,ready to hatch nudi larvae_Photo taken at La Formica dive site _October 2022
(Canon100,1/250,f22,iso400)
In the Mediterranean, when you see a white & orange spot, only three-four centimeters long,.. it is definitely a Cratena!Photo taken at "La Formica" dive site, in Sicily_October2022
(Canon100,1/250,f20,iso100)
Close-up of Mediterranean moray_2021
(Canon60,1/125,f7.1,iso200)
Cratena Peregrina close up.Clearly visible the white coiled egg-ribbons typical of this beautiful nudibranch and orange hydroids (main food source) which give the same color to the dorsal cerata.
(Canon100,1/250,f22,iso100)
Cratena nudibranch_close up the intense orange of cerata acting as extension of digestive tract with same color of food source (hydroids)_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso100)
A close up look at Felimare tricolor nudibranch_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso200)
A pair of Cratena nudibranchs photographed in the sea of Sicily_2022
(Canon100,1/200,f20,iso100)
2614 Entries Found: Page 4  of  97

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