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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Brian Mayes (9)

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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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Conch eyes are watching you!....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 lens
43 Votes
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Another feather star abstract. I'm not sure who's flag this one is. ..¸> <((((º> .¸¸Canon G9
39 Votes
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Sibling Sea Star Shrimp (Periclimenes soror) on Cushion Star (Culcita sp.)..¸> <((((º> ·.. Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
45 Votes
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Here is an uncommon colour form of Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes cf. venustus)..¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165's
53 Votes
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Ovulidae (Phenacovolva poppei) with pretty pattern on exposed mantle. ..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
41 Votes
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Anemonefish eggs close-up..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165's
40 Votes
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The Leopard Nudi (Chromodoris leopardus)....¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Brian ><((((º> it's newbie month this month. I passed over great nudis by Doug and Jeff but this one is just too good to leave out - I love the Gangsta' Lean!
59 Votes
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I think this Thai Damselfish (Pomacentrus polyspinus) is winking at me. ;-)
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The moment of separation for three Midring Blue Ring Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.4). I'm not sure what the bright blue rings mean, perhaps blissful happiness or utter disappointment. ..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9
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A shy Thorny Seahorse (Hippocampus hystrix)..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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Since Patrick didn't give me the model back I had to make this Nudibranch (Thecacera pennigera) using a large wine gum and some felt tip pens ;-)..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.
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Cute smiling Porcelain Crab (Lissoporcellana sp)..¸> <((((º> ·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 lenses
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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
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65 Votes
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Peek-a-boo Clownfish.......False Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris)...> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·.¸¸Canon G9
46 Votes
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I think this nudibranch with the fancy name of Much-desired Flabellina (Flabellina exoptata), looks like gas flames. ..¸> <((((º> ¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸¸Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lenses
49 Votes
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Is this the national flag of Malaysia or a Feather Star?....¸> <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸¸Canon G9
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008
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Sometimes you need good eyes to see things underwater. This Loki Whip Goby (Bryaninops loki) on Red Whip Coral (Ctenocella sp.) is a good example. ..¸> <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
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I don't remember how many Sea Whips I looked at before I found this Whip Coral Shrimp (Pontonides unciger), but it was a lot. .. > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses
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This Sibling Sea Star Shrimp (Periclimenes soror) was a pain to capture as it was on the underside of a Crown of Thorns Starfish... > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL 165 macro lenses
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A colourful but timid Blotched Goby (Coryphopterus inframaculatus) only allowed me this one profile shot before swimming off... > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.. Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
36 Votes
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A Red-Lined Flabellina (Flabellina rubrolineata) at dive site Terumbu Tiga, Perhentian Besar.. > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
48 Votes
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Nudibranch (Hypselodoris whitei) crawling over a ridge... > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon macro lenses.
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><((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´ another cracker Mr Mayes
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The Happy Couple - A pair of Short-tailed Pipefish (Trachyrhamphus biocoarctatus).. > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸¸Canon G9
40 Votes
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Close up of Graeffe's Sea Cucumber (Pearsonothuria graeffei) showing the underside of the sticky mouth pads it uses to gather up detritus... > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸¸Canon G9
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Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes magnificus) in their classic pose with chelipeds together......> <((((º> ¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
45 Votes
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This Shuttlecock Egg Cowrie_(Volva volva) is carnivorous and should normally be found on gorgonian sea fans, so it was odd to see it crawling on the sandy bottom. I wonder what protection it has from crabs or octopus... <0/// < <....Canon G9
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Ray with blue spot disease. ;-) or Blue-Spotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma).. <0/// < <... <0/// < <...Canon G9
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