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An unknown species of plankton. I actually found this by chance, since it could only be seen when lit from the side or from behind - as it is fully see-through and only 2cm long...
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Sunday, April 6, 2014
14 votes

Look at me! The eye of a John Dori, looking at his reflection in the lens. The JD actually stopped and stayed motionless, staring at his reflection for about a minute...
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Sunday, April 6, 2014
14 votes

Two stages of development of SQUID are visible in the picture. These eggs are about 3mm in diameter and when the little squid inside has used up all the nutrients in that
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Sunday, March 30, 2014
13 votes

This baby Bobtail Squid came quite close, investigating the Alien intruders, visiting his world. Did you know that a Bobtail Squid is emitting just enough bio-luminescence towards the sea-floor to make him invisible against the surface?
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Sunday, April 6, 2014
13 votes

This is a Skeleton Shrimp (Caprella) in its natural environment. They are very, very tiny little aliens, only about 3mm in length. This one was found at a depth of approx. 8m on a mooring line in Malta. I used a self-made darkfield flash.
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Friday, February 20, 2015
13 votes

With a size of just over 4mm, this Skeleton Shrimp is nearly invisible to the naked eye. These amazing creatures pack a mighty punch, when they use their razor-sharp blades to catch prey.
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Sunday, March 30, 2014
12 votes

Not only are these embryonic squid (Loligo vulgaris) protected by their see-through eggs, but these translucent walls also allow their developing vision to be stimulated constantly,- a sense that squid use intensely when hunting...
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Monday, March 31, 2014
12 votes

This is probably what a crab sees when it looks down its arms... Did you know that these hairs can pick up water movement as small as the equivalent of the energy of a few photons (much like the body-hair on spiders). :o
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Sunday, April 6, 2014
12 votes

The development of SQUID is visible in the picture. These eggs are about 3mm in diameter and when the little squid inside has used up all the nutrients in that
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Sunday, March 30, 2014
11 votes

It's all over for this little bugger... Caught by an Anemone, he will be digested right there, in that see-through stomach...
By Jeannot Kuenzel
posted Sunday, March 30, 2014
11 votes
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This is a Skeleton Shrimp (Caprella) in its natural environment. They are very, very tiny little aliens, only about 3mm in length. This one was found at a depth of approx. 8m on a mooring line in Malta. I used a self-made darkfield flash.
13 Votes
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This baby Bobtail Squid came quite close, investigating the Alien intruders, visiting his world. Did you know that a Bobtail Squid is emitting just enough bio-luminescence towards the sea-floor to make him invisible against the surface?
13 Votes
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Look at me! The eye of a John Dori, looking at his reflection in the lens. The JD actually stopped and stayed motionless, staring at his reflection for about a minute...
14 Votes
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This is Oceanic Art - the tail of a juvenile Slipper-lobster glows in beautiful colors, just before he propels himself out of sight with a couple of contractions.
11 Votes
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A Mediterranean Bobtail Squid in its near-perfect stealth mode. They use their arms and suckers to cover themselves with sand and debris. When their pray gets close, they shoot up and catch it. Did u know that they emit bio-luminescence?
7 Votes
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This is probably what a crab sees when it looks down its arms... Did you know that these hairs can pick up water movement as small as the equivalent of the energy of a few photons (much like the body-hair on spiders). :o
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12 Votes
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An unknown species of plankton. I actually found this by chance, since it could only be seen when lit from the side or from behind - as it is fully see-through and only 2cm long...
14 Votes
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One of the very few anemones that settled in Malta harbors a translucent shrimp in a wonderful symbiotic relationship...
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6 Votes
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Not only are these embryonic squid (Loligo vulgaris) protected by their see-through eggs, but these translucent walls also allow their developing vision to be stimulated constantly,- a sense that squid use intensely when hunting...
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12 Votes
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It's all over for this little bugger... Caught by an Anemone, he will be digested right there, in that see-through stomach...
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11 Votes
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With a size of just over 4mm, this Skeleton Shrimp is nearly invisible to the naked eye. As you can see in this picture, it is not hard to see where Hollywood get their inspirations for Alien movies...
7 Votes
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With a size of just over 4mm, this Skeleton Shrimp is nearly invisible to the naked eye. These amazing creatures pack a mighty punch, when they use their razor-sharp blades to catch prey.
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12 Votes
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Like a butterfly of the deep, a tiny flatworm takes flight and climbs towards the surface in a mesmerizing dance.
3 Votes
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Like a precious gem, the eye of the Lizard Fish glows in the light of the torch in the most beautiful of colors.
7 Votes
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The markings on the face of the Seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) are unique to the individual and can be used to identify single characters around a dive site.
4 Votes
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Like a concept-design for a new dress, the skirt of the Pelagia noctiluca seems like it is made of silky fabric, waving in the currents...
7 Votes
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The development of SQUID is visible in the picture. These eggs are about 3mm in diameter and when the little squid inside has used up all the nutrients in that "egg-ball" he is attached to, the see-through shell of the egg breaks open.

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Very impressive super macro, amazing to see the see-through egg.
11 Votes
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Two stages of development of SQUID are visible in the picture. These eggs are about 3mm in diameter and when the little squid inside has used up all the nutrients in that "egg-ball" he is attached to, the see-through shell of the egg breaks open.
shortlistedShortlisted!
13 Votes
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