Desert Jammin’

The wind dropped, the whipping sand abated, and the chance for a firelight session presented itself. As the fire banished desert darkness, haunting African voices, Moroccan djembe double drums and rattly castanets filled the empty soundscape with synesthetic colour. We listened, we sang along, we celebrated the ineffable experience of a Saharan desert night hundreds […]

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Grumpy but Gorgeous

One of southern Australia’s most exotic fishes is the South Blue Devil. Even though they are quite common on along the greater Adelaide coastline I still experience great delight when ever I come across one on a dive. Firstly let me say they are the grumpiest looking fish I know! Juxtaposed with that scowling face […]

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Triggered Landscape

This Mosaic Leatherjacket, (Eubalichthys mosaicus) on my ‘Barge’ night dive was another unwitting sleep swimming subject as torches and strobes brought light to the darkness. The strange thing about lighting up the night time sea floor it that is seems to have minimal impact on the nocturnal state of its inhabitants. Daytime fishes keep on […]

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