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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Brian Mayes (3)

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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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Squarespot Anthias (Pseudanthias pleurotaenia) at Gili Lawa Laut, Komodo
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Barrel sponge at Batu Bolong, Komodo
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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"When you're smilin'....keep on smilin', The whole world smiles with you"
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, October 15, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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The Harley Davidson of nudibranchs, Nembrotha chamberlaini
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another new interpretation from that man Mayes!
28 Votes
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Whip Coral Shrimp (Pontonides unciger)
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Coral Crab (Trapezia sp) with clutch of eggs at Jemeluk, Bali
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Xeno Crab (Xenocarcinus tuberculatus) riding a sea whip at Seraya, near Tulamben
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Purple Queen (Pseudanthias pascalus) swimming about at the "Drop Off" in Tulamben
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date posted posted: Friday, September 3, 2010
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: South China Sea Indonesia
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Look familiar? I'm not surprised, it's like looking in a mirror, isn't it? Tasmanian Blenny (Parablennius tasmanianus).
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Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus). It may look like a big frogfish, but this baby is tiny, about 6mm
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: South China Sea Indonesia
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Porcelain Crab amongst the fronds of a purple sea pen in the Perhentian Islands. If you look carefully you can see the eggs she's carrying.
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Brian only enters one per month - but what a one!
30 Votes
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Fimbriated Moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus)
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus)...¸> <((((º>
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date posted posted: Monday, August 23, 2010
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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An unrecorded species of Chromodoris
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Nudibranch (Phidiana militaris)
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30 Votes
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Allied Cowrie (Prionovolva wilsoniana) found on soft coral in the Perhentians
16 Votes
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Orange Mantis Shrimp (Lysioquilloides mapia)
19 Votes
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Nudibranch (Tritoniopsis sp.)
11 Votes
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Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion)
18 Votes
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Porcelain Crab (Porcellanella sp.) on the underside base of a black feather star.
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That man Mayes does it again!
39 Votes
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"The beast"
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Golden Damsel (Amblyglyphidodon aureus)...¸> <((((º>
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"On your marks, get set, go!"
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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We found this Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans) wandering around in the middle of a sandy patch at about 24m. It didn't have a mate with it, so maybe it was in search of one or something to eat.
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Weedy Scorpionfish (Rhinopias frondosa). A natural light shot, with WB corrected using UR Pro filter
16 Votes
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Whip Coral Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica)
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 10, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Allied Cowrie (Cuspivolva tigris)
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Brian had three shots that could be hotshotted this month - here's my fave
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