Seduced by a Dragon

No matter how many times I make the trip down to Rapid Bay Jetty, gear up and head out I never take for granted the joy of finding a dragon. If and when I find one I experience a curious mix of excitement, of gratitude, of humility, of privilege, of wonder and of complete captivation. […]

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Tribal Decoration

Like a tribal decoration, elegant, ornate and with a geometry only nature could devise you hang there in the evening gloom of a dark and cold sea. Oh so patient with your paparazzi fan, lilting this way and that way you tease me. Some times eager to show your best side and sometimes not wanting […]

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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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Black Beauty

Marine images of shellfish are not high on the list of glamorous marine subjects. True, most shellfish find it hard to capture attention the way sharks, whales, brightly coloured reef fish and any number of other fascinating marine creatures do though there are exceptions. The first time I came upon a Black Cowry (Zoila friendii) […]

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