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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Silvia Waajen

24 Entries Found
Proterorhinus semilunaris, an invador from the Ponto caspian aria.
Mnemiopsis leidyi, an introduced species
from the east. In some years they are very abundant in the Dutch waters. Always nice to spend a dive photographing them.
Limnomysis benedeni, a freshwatershrimp can be found in large numbers during wintertime.
Ciona intestinalis
Lily pad
Trying to let grow some lily s in the Bosmolenplas we had some leaves. Unfortunately no flowers.
reefball in the sun
Ciona intestinalis
Gymnothorax undulatus on the reef Gubal Saghira.
Normally the Reef octopus is well camouflaged between the coral. This one had no intention to play hide and seek. A few photographers had all the time to take some pictures.
In summertime the short snouted seahorse can be found in the Oosterschelde but it is a rare species.
During a dive in may at Zuid Langeweg we where very surprised that there where so many Sea mouses (Aeolidia papillosa).
In may the black goby is laying eggs. Then they are much easyer to fotograph. This was a try out fot a Dutch photocontest. The picture was taken in the Grevelingenmeer, a closed sea arm of the Northsea.
The picture of Gobius niger was taken in may during the start of the breeding season. After laying the eggs, the female disapears. The male stays with the aggs till they hatch.
When the watertemperature in the Oosterschelde reaches 12 degrees the Cuttlefish is coming. For a lot of divers the reason to dive there now.
The shot was taken during a nightdive in januari. The water still very cold and not much life for a picture. My buddy started to feel cold and swim faster and faster. This left me with pictures of his fins.
Green sea urchin crawling arround. Normally found between rocks.
Dahlia anemone
The bottom of the Oosterschelde is at several places covered with brittlestars. A lot of divers don't even look at them but the colours can be very beautiful.
This image of a Lobster was taken on a day with very good visability. Normally they don't walk around during daytime but on this day a lot of them where on the move.
This picture of Cottis perifretum was taken in the Grote Hegge, Thorn. Here is a wreck overgrown
with freshwatermussels. In the nighttime this little fish is searching here for food. Sometimes they seem bored, it looks as if they have to yawn!
The picture of Facelina auriculata was taken at the divesite Zeelandbrug. Is was present for several weeks and is not common in the Oosterschelde. Unfortunately the dive site is destroyed by the dumping of steel slag.
This picture of Anguila anguila was taken during a nightdive in the freshwaterlake Bosmolenplas.
The picture is taken in may 2009 in a freshwaterlake called de grote Hegge. There is a wreck and Sander lucioperca is coming there to lay eggs. The mail protects the aggs and there is a good oppertunity to take some pictures.
24 Entries Found