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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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The margin on the mantle of this nudibranch (Glossodoris rufomarginata) seems to glow....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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These Signal Gobies (Coryphopterus signipinnis) were really cute, swimming in little jerky movements and as they did so, they lowered their top and bottom sail fins. Annoyingly, they just moved off every time I got a good focus lock..¸> <((((º>
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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I discovered this gorgeous little 12mm Egg Shell False Cowry (Pseudosimnia punctata) almost at the end of our dive in only 7 metres of water. I needed stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses and a lot of patience to get the shot in surge.
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lady in red....
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Nudibranch (Flabellina rubrolineata) displaying all it's beauty....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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Shorthead Fangblenny (Petroscirtes breviceps) sticking it's head out of an encrusted bottle. ...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
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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
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eye eye!
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Janolus sp. with a few missing cerata, probably caused by the stream of bubbles from the other divers below me on the wall......Canon G9 & 2 x Inon UCL-165
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Hippocampus pontohi hanging under a small ledge in Lembeh....¸> <((((º> .... Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's, slightly cropped.
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These two morays moved together as one moray and made me think it was one hybrid moray, but then I'm easily fooled...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Spottedtail Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys calliurus) with an expressive face...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 28, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Arabian Bluestriped Dottyback (Pseudochromis aldabraensis)...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 27, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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A candy stripe nudibranch (Hypselodoris maridadilus) that looks like it should taste of rhubarb and custard or raspberries and ice cream...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's

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or possibly vanilla and blackberry toothpaste?
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date posted posted: Friday, December 26, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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A brightly coloured nudibranch (Thuridilla indopacifica).....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Small decorator crab (possibly Menaethius monocerus) on the underside of a cushion star........¸> <((((º> .......Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
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date posted posted: Monday, December 22, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Mum & Dad.....Yellow-eyed Penguins, resting before another trip to the supermarket (sea).......Canon G7
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Baby Yellow-Eyed Penguin waiting patiently for mum and dad to come home from the sea to feed it......Canon G9
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This scary Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax undulatus) reminds me of the eel scene in the 1977 film "The Deep", but please don't have nightmares....¸> <((((º> ..... Canon G9
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date posted posted: Friday, December 19, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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The face of a Rose Petal Bubble Shell (Hydatina physis) with tiny eyes.......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 18, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Shore Crab....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
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"What a happy face. ;-)".....Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata).......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
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date posted posted: Monday, December 15, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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"Ice cream, ice cream, get your ice cream here".....Nudibranch (Risbecia ghardaqana)......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Friendly and curious Cuttlefish....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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This Hawksbill Turtle swam past just as I had taken a macro reef shot at F8, so the quick snap here looks like it was on a night dive, but it wasn't....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
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date posted posted: Friday, December 12, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Red-dotted Coral Crab (Trapezia cymodoce). During the day, they hide deep in the coral, like this one. At night they climb up to the edges and spread their arms to feed on plankton...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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"Come nearer, I don't bite, well not that much". Buddy decides that is close enough for the shared portrait shot...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Arabian Sea Oman
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Sohal (Acanthurus sohal)...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Blue-Spotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) inexplicably resting it's tail on a Bluelined Grouper (Cephalopholis formosa)......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
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