This beautiful creature keeps me coming back over and over looking for nudibranchs under our local jetties.
There is nothing really exotic about Ceratosoma brevicaudatum. They are common, easy to find and come in a range of sizes from the size of my fingernail to the length of my hand.
In fact it is the almost monotonous reliability of finding them that make them so awesome to me because finding them means capturing their images in so many different contexts.
This wonderful portrait presented itself to me under Edithburgh Jetty as the nudibranch lifted its head as if to ‘smell the breeze’ giving me a pose I’d never captured before.
I rest my case.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Ceratosoma’ 1/60s f/2.8 ISO100 50mm