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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Brian Mayes (10)

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<((((º>.....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses." title=""I spy with my little eye" an Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus)......¸><((((º>.....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses." style="margin: 0px auto;max-height:900px;max-width:100%;" />
By Brian Mayes
posted Thursday, June 11, 2009
74 votes


By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010
73 votes

Eyes of a Strombus (Vomer vomer)...and I didn't even have to wrangle the conch, it was just there crawling along. :-)......¸><((((º>.....Canon G9 & Inon UCL 165
By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, March 11, 2009
71 votes

Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on a large sea cucumber. <><><><>Canon G9, full frame shot with stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.
By Brian Mayes
posted Saturday, July 12, 2008
69 votes

<><><>Canon G9" title=""Dont mess with me!"............................ A snarling Mosaic Moray (Gymnothorax prionodon)<><><><>Canon G9" style="margin: 0px auto;max-height:900px;max-width:100%;" />
By Brian Mayes
posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008
68 votes

Full Frontal NUDIty. Tambja verconis head on full frame. <><><><>Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights, New Zealand
By Brian Mayes
posted Monday, March 24, 2008
67 votes

This charming little Red-Papulose Gymnodoris (Gymnodoris rubropapillosa) is one of the predator nudibranchs that hunts down and eats other nudibranchs. ..¸><((((º>·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
By Brian Mayes
posted Sunday, August 10, 2008
65 votes

From Tenerife, one of a sequence of photos showing a Lizardfish catching and swallowing an Ornate Wrasse alive. The photos had to be taken in between bouts of thrashing by the Lizardfish. The whole sequence can be seen on my Flickr site.
By Brian Mayes
posted Thursday, July 5, 2007
60 votes

The Leopard Nudi (Chromodoris leopardus)....¸><((((º>`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>`·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, August 20, 2008
59 votes

Close enough to see the parasites above the nostrils on this Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax undulatus)..¸><((((º>...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165s
By Brian Mayes
posted Sunday, November 23, 2008
57 votes
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A marine Lipizzaner. Thorny Seahorse (Hippocampus hystrix)... <0/// < <... <0/// < <....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Devil Scorpionfish (Scopaenopsis diabolus) doing press ups.. <0/// < <... <0/// < <...Canon G9
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School of Bigeye Snapper (Lutjanus lutjanus) at Tokong Laut. Have you noticed that there is always one fish that wont line up for the shot and stops to stare at the camera. See if you can spot him. <0/// < <.. Canon G9
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False Cowrie ((Phenacovolva sp.) <0/// < <.. <0/// < <.. <0/// < <..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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False Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) from the Perhentians. <0//// < <.. <0//// < <.. <0//// < <..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus) inside a giant clam. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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Nudibranch (Armina Sp. 7) feeding on soft coral (Dendronephthya sp.). <> <> <> <> Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Full frame close up of baby Sea Moth (Pegasidae) with grains of sand on it's head. <> <> <> <> Canon G9 and stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.
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I noticed this Spotted Hermit Crab (Dardanus megistos) crawling over the coral and waited until it came over the rise, so as not to spook it back into the shell, like I normally do. <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens.
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Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on a large sea cucumber. <> <> <> <> Canon G9, full frame shot with stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.
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Nudi on it's way to market to deliver another load of marshmallows. ;-) <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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This tiny (15mm) Porcelain Crab (Porcellanella sp.) is commensal with soft corals. Usually they hide inside the soft coral so you normally only get to see a part of it. Luckily, I found this one on the outside trying to catch some passing food.
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A couple of Thorny Seahorses sheltering by a soft coral. Can you spot the little fish watching it all? <> <> <> Canon G9
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Head shot of a baby Orange & Black Dragonet (Dactylopus kuiteri) about 2cm long. <> <> <> <> Canon G9 with stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.
44 Votes
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Nudibranch (Bornella stellifer) getting ready for take off. <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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A mean looking Speckled Moray (Gymnothorax obesus) with wide mouth threat posture. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
34 Votes
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A smiling (well sort of ) Scaly-headed Triplefin (Karalepis stewarti). <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
39 Votes
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A huge Northern Scorpionfish (Scorpaena cardinalis) filling my frame, maybe it's time to get a wide angle lens. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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Yes, let's make wide angle the next big thing!
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Pucker up for this Solitary Hard Coral (Monomyces rubrum). <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Portrait of a goofy Grey Moray (Gymnothorax nubilus). <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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Blue green monster from the deep, aka. Verco's Tambja (Tambja verconis). <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Portrait of a Spectacled Triplefin (Ruanoho whero) perched on his fins. <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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"Patterns" of a Starfish (Ophidiaster sp.) close up. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
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A Variable Triplefin (Forsterygion varium) resting on a bed of orange sponge. <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Variable Nudibranch (Apheldoris luctuosa) or is it a vampire nudi with fangs? <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Pure gold, a Yaldwyn's Triplefin (Notoclinops yaldwyni). <> <> <> <> Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Verco's Tambja (Tambja verconis) with it's electric blue colouring. <> <> <> <> Canon G9
39 Votes
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