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Dragon au naturale.
Green eyed monster. (Nectocarcinus sp.)
Being pretty in pink, doesn't always mean you stand out. This pair of Noumea haliclona are about 10mm long and difficult spot on their pink sponge food source.
According to the Aussies, these Filefish are wearing leather jackets.
What's the matter, haven't you seen a whistling cowfish before...... Shaw's Cowfish (Aracana aurita) - male.
It takes keen eyes to spot a Tassled Anglerfish (aka Tangler) and this is one of the easy ones.
I lifted a metal plate and found this octopus looking after her eggs. Carefully put the plate back down, but discovered on subsequent dive 2 days later, some moron had turned the plate over and left it with eggs and octopus exposed to die. :-(
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2010

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Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) at Flinders Pier, Victoria. From this angle it looks like it would make a good catapault. ;-)
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2010
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Editor's Comment
Brian, off you go around the World to all the best dive spots. You come back with all this superb stuff and only post two in one month! Talk about pacing yourself Young Man!
Greedy Squid,
The Victorian round of the Billabong pro junior series at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia. A young hopeful floats high during one of the heats.
Canon EOS 1D Mark 2 + 600mm lens with 2x converter
Green detail
Sailing in the water
Great Barrier Reef Diving
I took this photo while diving in the Agincourt Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef! I had to get within 1 foot of the clown fish and put the camera on macro to get the picture! After a few takes, I finally got Mr. Clown fish to look right at me!!!
This is a picture taken free diving near the pinnacles in Glenelg South Australia.
Leafy Sea Dragon, Breaksea Island, Western Australia
Streaky Bay at Dawn.
Australian Sea Lion - taken while freediving in Baird Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.
Camera was a Canon IXUS 800 IS with Canon housing and no strobe.
Cosy anemonefish guarding their eggs
Octopus with red boots from Tanker Jetty, Esperance, WA.
Orange Starfish from Esperance, Western Australia, and NO it is not a gardening glove!
Devilfish or Western Blue Devil. Photo taken in Esperance, Western Australia (sea = Great Australian Bight)using Coolpix 990, Ikelite housing and Pro II video lite. Maybe not the best fish portrait, but I just love the colours
The other variety of Sea-Dragon, the Weedy Sea-Dragon. Not as attractive as the Leafy, but equally mesmerising to my wife Jill and special dive buddy. Taken shore diving at Lucky Bay, Australia with Nikon Coolpix 990 & Video Lite
Leafy Sea-Dragon found while shore diving at Lucky Bay, Western Australia. Taken with Nikon Coolpix 990 and Video Lite. Without the lights, the Leafy Sea-Dragon is almost indistinguishable from the weeds. I'd watch these until the air ran out!
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2006

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Editor's Comment
Nice diver for interest and scale Brian
161 Entries Found: Page 6  of  6

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