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There were two hawk-fish flitting around the black coral but only one of them settled down enough for me to take the shot after 15 mintues or so
By John M Akar
posted Tuesday, June 3, 2008
53 votes

This was my first encounter with an eel pipefish and probably one of the hardest critters I've ever tried to photograph. I sweated underwater!!
By John M Akar
posted Wednesday, June 4, 2008
49 votes

I took this shot as the nudi was well posed and then called my friend over to take a shot. It was only afterwards on dry land that he showed me his shot that had the eggs it had just layed! Doh!
By John M Akar
posted Thursday, May 29, 2008
48 votes

Juvenile mantis eyes before they get their characteristic criss-cross look
By John M Akar
posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008
47 votes

Pipefish free swimming. I just loved the colours and shape of its head
By John M Akar
posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008
46 votes

Spotted by my wife at the end of a long dive. I just loved the contrast between the size of the baby clown and the white anemone heads
By John M Akar
posted Friday, May 30, 2008
45 votes

Xeno crab - it liked decorating itself with the polys from the coral it was living on so does that make it a decorator crab after all?
By John M Akar
posted Monday, June 23, 2008
43 votes

Unfortunately no eggs - but cool to watch this jawfish cleaning out its home and then getting its breath back. Perhaps I could burrow some of Brian's jelly beans?
By John M Akar
posted Monday, June 2, 2008
42 votes

Under Dauin pier in Dumaguete. The water was a turbid but that gave the light a lovely
By John M Akar
posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008
41 votes

Blue and yellow dreadlocks!
By John M Akar
posted Friday, June 6, 2008
35 votes
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I always find it fascinating how these shrimps match they... by John M Akar
I always find it fascinating how these shrimps match they're colouring to the feather stars! Is it chicken or egg i.e. does the shrimp look at itself and say - "I need to find a balck and white feather star" LOL
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Looks like it's floating but I promise it is munching awa... by John M Akar
Looks like it's floating but I promise it is munching away on the reed
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date posted posted: Friday, February 6, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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"sunflowers" - cup corals in current by John M Akar
"sunflowers" - cup corals in current
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Mating mandarin pair. Look at the back, you will see the ... by John M Akar
Mating mandarin pair. Look at the back, you will see the female releasing her eggs
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Pontohi seahorse chaging perch! Of course, as usual, the ... by John M Akar
Pontohi seahorse chaging perch! Of course, as usual, the new perch was tucked under an overhang so that meant the end of any chance to get nice clear shots - Doh!
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Paradise pier with sunburst by John M Akar
Paradise pier with sunburst
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White hairy frog - it was really friendly and kept follow... by John M Akar
White hairy frog - it was really friendly and kept following the divers.
33 Votes
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Nudibranch -  in your face by John M Akar
Nudibranch - in your face
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Cuttlefish egg - even in the egg you can see that it has ... by John M Akar
Cuttlefish egg - even in the egg you can see that it has colour change cells activated, albeit only white for the moment!
27 Votes
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Xeno crab on whip coral - Lembeh. by John M Akar
Xeno crab on whip coral - Lembeh.
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Paradise pier - Manado. Look closely you'll see a diver "... by John M Akar
Paradise pier - Manado. Look closely you'll see a diver "peeking" from behind the fan :-0
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Tiger Shrimp from Lembeh. by John M Akar
Tiger Shrimp from Lembeh.
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 29, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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pontohi seahorse looking a little disdainful at having th... by John M Akar
pontohi seahorse looking a little disdainful at having their photo taken :-0
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Cheek to cheek. using a 40D and x 2 woody, I nearly ran o... by John M Akar
Cheek to cheek. using a 40D and x 2 woody, I nearly ran out of frame!
31 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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when I was first show this I thought it was just a piece ... by John M Akar
when I was first show this I thought it was just a piece of weed! It wasn't till it moved that I saw it and even then eye strain was the order of the day!
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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My wife had seen this lizzard fish yawn 2 so I waited in ... by John M Akar
My wife had seen this lizzard fish yawn 2 so I waited in front of it for 10 minutes to see if he would repeat the performance - unfortunately not!
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 15, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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white ornate ghost pipefish. There were two fo them, brig... by John M Akar
white ornate ghost pipefish. There were two fo them, bright white - unfortunately they didn't want to stay together. The smaller one however positioned itself with a nice negative background
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Indonesia
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Fire dart gobey - spent ages with this little fish, inchi... by John M Akar
Fire dart gobey - spent ages with this little fish, inching closer and waiting until it turned to face me rather than the get usual profile shot. Of course it only gave me the chance to get about 3 shots before it "darted" off ;-)
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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Anemone shrimp by John M Akar
Anemone shrimp
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Indonesia
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Panda clown and parasite in mouth form trip to Manado in ... by John M Akar
Panda clown and parasite in mouth form trip to Manado in November. I was disheartened to see so many clowns with these parasites. Nearly all on the clowns that I saw had them
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 8, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Indonesia
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First time for me to see this critter and there were 4 of... by John M Akar
First time for me to see this critter and there were 4 of them on the slender hydroid. I liked the "pearly" eyes
17 Votes
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Pair of coleman shrimp on fire urchin. I found out why th... by John M Akar
Pair of coleman shrimp on fire urchin. I found out why they call them fire urchins as one of them brushed into my calf whilst taking this shot!!
24 Votes
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A little bundle of nudis (three in the picture if you cou... by John M Akar
A little bundle of nudis (three in the picture if you count the Rhinophores)
23 Votes
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Mantis shrimp doing its spring cleaning (carrying out and... by John M Akar
Mantis shrimp doing its spring cleaning (carrying out and throwing away dirt form its burrow)
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We teach them ever younger how to give the OK sign and tu... by John M Akar
We teach them ever younger how to give the OK sign and turn in into a peekaboo!
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date posted posted: Monday, October 13, 2008
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: United Kingdom
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Bonaire - anemone shrimp. the sequence of shots to get th... by John M Akar
Bonaire - anemone shrimp. the sequence of shots to get this was quite long as several times I'd take a shot and find the current had wafted one of the anemone arms over the shrimp!
34 Votes
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Thunmnail sized polkadot froggy by John M Akar
Thunmnail sized polkadot froggy
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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