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Corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops) standing by and defending its spawn layed on the wreck of the Leven, in Baleal, Portugal. Shot using Canon EOS 300D in Nimar housing, Sigma 50mm macro, Ikelite MV and Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Sunday, May 25, 2008
33 votes

Anemone (Actinothoe sphyrodeta), taken in Baleal with a Nikonos V, 1:1 extension tube, Ikelite Ai strobe, Fuji Velvia film
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Thursday, February 26, 2004
27 votes

A pair of Flabellina babai crawling over their hidroid prey. Shot in Sesimbra using a Canon EOS 300D in Nimar housing, Sigma DG EX 50mm macro, Ikelite 100a strobe.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Wednesday, April 23, 2008
27 votes

My wife Teresa at the Carnatic wreck.
Shot using Canon EOS 300D in Nimar housing, Canon EF-S 18-55mm, Ikelite 100a and Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Wednesday, July 2, 2008
26 votes

Full frontal nudi. A large Felimare fontandraui posing in Sesimbra only 5m deep. Shot using Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, Nikonos SB-105 strobe.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Friday, November 4, 2011
26 votes

Indian Ocean Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps) shot on a night dive using a Canon EOS 300D in Nimar housing, Sigma 50mm macro, Nikonos SB-105 strobe.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Monday, June 23, 2008
23 votes

A very cooperating topknot (Zeugopterus punctatus) posing.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010
23 votes

AA gun at the stern of the Thistlegorm. Shot using a Canon EOS 300D in Nimar housing, Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens, Nikonos SB-105 strobe with diffuser.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008
22 votes

Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) portrait.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Wednesday, June 25, 2008
21 votes

Inside a barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) shoal. Shot using a Canon EOS 300D in Nimar housing, Canon EF-S 18-55 lens, Nikonos SB-105 strobe with diffuser.
By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008
21 votes
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Dondice banyulensis shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100m... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Dondice banyulensis shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Alcyonium glomeratum shot with Canon 350D, 100mm macro, D... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Alcyonium glomeratum shot with Canon 350D, 100mm macro, DYI wet diopter and 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Polycera quadrilineata spawning on kelp. 
Shot with Cano... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Polycera quadrilineata spawning on kelp.
Shot with Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Felimida purpurea sniffing for food. Canon EOS 350D, Cano... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Felimida purpurea sniffing for food. Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes, Ikelite housing
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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"Sex was fast and furious: I was fast and she was furious... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
"Sex was fast and furious: I was fast and she was furious". These two Polycera faeroensis mated 3 times in only 7 minutes.
Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105, Ikelite housing
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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A couple of Felimare fontandraui spawning. Canon EOS 350D... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
A couple of Felimare fontandraui spawning. Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Dondice banyulensis trying to decide where to go next. Ca... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Dondice banyulensis trying to decide where to go next. Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Friday, August 9, 2013
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Felimare fontandraui spawning. by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Felimare fontandraui spawning.
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Marionia blainvillea, up close and personal. Canon EOS 35... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Marionia blainvillea, up close and personal. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Limacia clavigera "sniffing" for food. Canon EOS 350D in ... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Limacia clavigera "sniffing" for food. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 5, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Polycera quadrilineata with some orange tint at the tips ... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Polycera quadrilineata with some orange tint at the tips of the rhinophores and gills. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 3, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Basket star (Astrospartus mediterraneus) shot in an unusu... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Basket star (Astrospartus mediterraneus) shot in an unusually shallow depth: only 8.5m deep. A bit hard to shoot with the 100mm macro (the animal is about 30cm wide) but sightings of this species this shallow are not common.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) shot using... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x SB-105 strobes, Ikelite housing. These small sharks have become very rare above 30m due to overfishing.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) shot using... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x SB-105 strobes, Ikelite housing. These small sharks have become very rare due to overfishing. Luckily there are some safe havens.
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date posted posted: Friday, July 19, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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A couple of ovulid snails (Simnia spelta) shot on a night... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
A couple of ovulid snails (Simnia spelta) shot on a night dive 10m deep using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 24, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Full frontal nudity. A very large (>15cm long) Felimare p... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Full frontal nudity. A very large (> 15cm long) Felimare picta shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing and twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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A large Doriopsilla areolata. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, ... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
A large Doriopsilla areolata. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Conenmarra clingfish (Mirbelia candolii) clearly showing ... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Conenmarra clingfish (Mirbelia candolii) clearly showing its ventral sucker. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, 100mm macro, Ikelite housing and twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Portrait of a territorial male triplefin (Tripterygion de... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Portrait of a territorial male triplefin (Tripterygion delaisi) shot using Canon EOS 350D, 100mm macro, twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013
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Two spotted gobies (Gobiusculus flavescens) are the only ... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Two spotted gobies (Gobiusculus flavescens) are the only members of its family in this area which prefer to free swim rather than stay in the bottom. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Friday, March 29, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Small blenny (Parablennius pilicornis) living inside a lo... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Small blenny (Parablennius pilicornis) living inside a long discarded plastic water bottle. Shot using Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, 28-80mm@80mm with 21mm extension tube and +4 diopter, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Periclimenes sagittifer on its host anemone. Shot using C... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Periclimenes sagittifer on its host anemone. Shot using Canon EOS 350D with 100mm macro in Ikelite housing and twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Flabellina affinis on the wreck of the Titan in Algarve, ... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Flabellina affinis on the wreck of the Titan in Algarve, Portugal. Shot using Canon EOS 350D and 100mm macro in Ikelite housing and 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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Two Crimora papillata and their spawn. Not often found, t... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Two Crimora papillata and their spawn. Not often found, they can however be seen in large numbers in some particular spots. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, 2x SB-105 strobes, 100mm macro.
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 9, 2012
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
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Full frontal nudi. A large Felimare fontandraui posing in... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
Full frontal nudi. A large Felimare fontandraui posing in Sesimbra only 5m deep. Shot using Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, Nikonos SB-105 strobe.
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date posted posted: Friday, November 4, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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A small Facelina auriculata feeding on a hydroid in the N... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
A small Facelina auriculata feeding on a hydroid in the Natural Reserve of Berlengas. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, Ikelite 50 and Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Portugal
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A large adult Marionia blainvillea eating away. Shot usin... by Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva
A large adult Marionia blainvillea eating away. Shot using Canon EOS 350D and Canon 100mm macro in Ikelite housing, Ikelite 50 and SB-105 strobes.
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011
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