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Pygmy Portrait. D2x, 105mm, 2xteleconverter and lots of cussing.
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Tuesday, April 4, 2006
61 votes

Free Ride!
A small crab hitches a ride on a Red eye Medusa Jellyfish. Port Hardy, B.C. Canada
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Wednesday, January 14, 2009
58 votes

Zero Altitude.
Japenese Zero found about 5 years ago in Kimbe Bay, New Britain, PNG.
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Sunday, October 9, 2005
48 votes

Spanish Shawl laying eggs. Look closely and you can see a clear sac around them.
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Thursday, January 15, 2009
45 votes

Decorated Warbonnet. Port Hardy Canada. Finally able to get a head-on shot of this normally shy critter.
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Saturday, November 14, 2009
44 votes

Mother and baby Sealion. Sea of Cortez. D2x 10.5 FE.
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Thursday, May 11, 2006
43 votes

Cormorant hunting baitfish in the Sea of Cortez. Mexico
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Sunday, November 15, 2009
41 votes

Diving Los Islotes in the Sea of Cortez. I wanted to try and get a portrait of a Sealion pup. They dart around so much it's pretty hard to get them to pose...
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Thursday, January 22, 2009
40 votes

Think I may have startle this one. LOL! Hammerhead with King Angel cleaner.
D2x 15mm Fe
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Wednesday, August 2, 2006
30 votes

Swimming snail also known as a Pteropod. A pelagic gastropod mollusk. First time I've seen these in Port Hardy.
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Thursday, November 26, 2009
29 votes
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Cormorant swims among the fishes. by Rand Mcmeins
Cormorant swims among the fishes.
28 Votes
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Shrimp doing his crunches by Rand Mcmeins
Shrimp doing his crunches
22 Votes
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Swimming snail also known as a Pteropod. A pelagic gastropod mollusk. First time I've seen these in Port Hardy.
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29 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 26, 2009
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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Ponhoi Seahorse. Fiji
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Fiji
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Cormorant hunting baitfish in the Sea of Cortez. Mexico
41 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 15, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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Decorated Warbonnet. Port Hardy Canada. Finally able to get a head-on shot of this normally shy critter.
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44 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Sea of Cortez. The little pups at Los Islotes are a real kick to watch and photograph
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 2, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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This moon jelly was about the size of a dinner plate. I just held the housing out in front and took a snap.

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Thanks for sharing an interesting (and unique) technique for shooting jellies with us Rand!
18 Votes
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Decorated Warbonett. Port Hardy, B.C. Canada
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Old Bull Sealion
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 23, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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Diving Los Islotes in the Sea of Cortez. I wanted to try and get a portrait of a Sealion pup. They dart around so much it's pretty hard to get them to pose...
40 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 22, 2009
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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Mating Hamlets
25 Votes
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Spanish Shawl laying eggs. Look closely and you can see a clear sac around them.
45 Votes
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Free Ride!
A small crab hitches a ride on a Red eye Medusa Jellyfish. Port Hardy, B.C. Canada
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58 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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Tiny shrimp on coral. Pretty much have to zoom this one to see details. D2x, 105mm, 2xtc
8 Votes
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Cardinal fish with a eggs in it's mouth. Ningaloo Reef, Australia.
D2x 105mm
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, December 29, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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Nembrotha kubaryana. Just something about this pose that caught my eye.
D2x. 105mm
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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The day before the big Hurrincane in '04
D70 10.5mm
7 Votes
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Cocos/Keeling Island off the west coast of Australia. Blacktip shark. Nikon D2x, 10.5 FE
13 Votes
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Escargot and Shrimp...Ok, I confess, I didn't see the Skeleton Shrimp until the shot was loaded on the laptop. D2x, 60mm, Woody's Diopter
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific United States
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"If I had wings". Guess you don't need them if you have flippers!
Sea of Cortez. Dive site: Los Islotes.
D2x 10.5mm Magic filter
7 Votes
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Contrails! This Marble Ray flapped his wings at just the right instant for me to capture the bubbles churning in it's wake.
D2x. 15mm Dual strobes
14 Votes
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Ningaloo reef in Australia is alive with cleaning stations. A Parrotfish gets toothy. D2x 105mm.
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 2, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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Angelfish has it's eye shadow touched up...;-)
D2x 105mm

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Dramatic cleaning behavior that probably required patience and a tele lens to get Rand
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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Sealion chases baitfish. Sea of Cortez.
D2x, 10.5mm with Magic filter
5 Votes
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Blennie in the snow. Hard to get good detail on this dark fish. Upping the strobe power blew out the white sand background. D2x. 105mm Woody's diopter
4 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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Shot with a 105mm but, I'm calling it W/A as the look of it is more wideangle. (so sue me ;-))
D2x
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