Face 2 Face

Just imagine being two inches tall, opening your eyes, turning on your torch and coming face to face with … Assuming you are still with me you’d quickly become entranced by those amazing blue-green opalesque eyes and what at first seemed ugly becomes beautiful. You can spot a gurnard perch from quite a distance at […]

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The Fish’s Eye

In the visual cacophony of this scene the camera has captured everything from the jetty pylons and fish swimming near the surface to the bright orange nudibranch grazing on the rocky reef foreground. Is this really a fish’s eye view within the underwater world? Perhaps, but not for the reasons you might think. Optically speaking […]

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Of Dogs and Hermit Crabs

What do dogs and hermit crabs have in common? I wonder what kind of answers I’d get if I strolled down a typical busy shopping mall and asked random passers-by this question? Well to start with, dogs and hermit crabs have two eyes. Perhaps you could even draw some tenuous connection between kennels and shells. […]

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What Part of Hello Did You Not Get!

‘Hello’ said the whale as he swam closer and closer. ‘Hello’ said the whale as he craned for some intelligent response. Finally in frustration at their lack of courtesy he came rushing in fast, stopped, then gave a gentle nudge. ‘What part of hello did you not get! Ah …, memories of Tonga. I can’t […]

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A Flash of Whiteness

Peering down into the inky, who knows how deep, black water beneath me I was beginning to question the merit of floating out here in a Norwegian fjord well after sunset. Still it’s warmer here in the water than in the icy wind above me. Then suddenly a flash of whiteness snaps me out of […]

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