Opal Eyes

There are many fishes local to a region that you will never find in an aquarium or in the fish markets or even in National Geographic. They are either poisonous, uninteresting, commercially unviable or just plain ugly. The poor Little Scorpionfish (Maxillicosta scabriceps) seems to fall into all categories. Those eyes however are magnificent and […]

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Submerged Sunset

For those back on shore a brilliant yellow sun hovers precariously above a flat expansive western horizon. Like a dry swimmer testing the water it first dips a little into the water and then more and more as it’s seeming water confidence grows. Eventually it is gone beneath the distant waves. Here under the water […]

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Photogenic

Always willing to pose for an image is Edithburgh’s Gurnard Pearch. When nothing else seems to want to stay in the frame; when the hunt for a prettier subject is failing; when the surge is making midwater images impossible; there is always a gurnard perch, or three sitting on the sand patiently waiting for their […]

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Photobombed

The world of macro marine photography is full of life and colours and action that many new divers simply swim on by. However for photographers and those who take the time to look nudibranchs make wonderful subjects due to their diversity of colour and form. This bulldozer of a sea slug, Ceratosoma brevicaudatum, may only […]

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