Blue Eyed Monster

A thing of childhood nightmares lies before me, mouth agape. Like the edge of a precipice I am drawn inexorably towards that perilous abyss beyond. Every fibre of my being screams ‘don’t’ while body inches forward regardless. After all this Doughboy Scallop is only a few centimetres across and I want a really good close […]

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Achoo

Sorry I did not cover my mouth, said the gurnard perch, but we have no mask wearing restrictions down here! That spray of particles in the water is not Covid but the chewy bits of my last morsel! I watched this little guy for some time, curious he was not at all perturbed by my […]

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Back Scatter Squid

Anyone who as taken a flash photograph while it is snowing would know just how annoying those fuzzy white blurs of light can be. It’s like the physical world is conspiring against you. You see your subject fine through the rain or snow yet in the captured image the main even is upstaged by a […]

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Emerald Dreams

Bathing in the emerald green shallows of Stony Point this sealion, belly full of cuttlefish, is probably the most content creature on earth. To us the Whyalla cuttlefish season is an extraordinary opportunity to swim with, observe, and simply be with one of our most amazing sea critters. To sealions, it’s a gastronomical smorgasbord with […]

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River Scorpion

A beautiful pelican glides into view as I watch from the tranquil river bank. How strange it seems to me, this green brown waterway so far from the ocean. In the river’s reflection I see another creature, a creature of dry, arid places. A desert dweller lurks here too in the most incongruous of realms; […]

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