Another Cowfish

I have no idea how many cowfish images I have but the good ones seem to elude me. Still, they make me smile every time one comes into my view. They are bright and cheerful, cheeky, comical, just a little nervous (am I anthropomorphising too much?), sometimes curious but to me always camera shy. Please, […]

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Patient Little Cowfish

More often than not when you want to capture an image of some particular critter they have other ideas. That’s how it usually is with Shaw’s Cowfish, (Arcana aurita). I have countless images of cowfish where as get my camera into position they turn adding yet more backsides to my collection. I was expecting things […]

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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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Diving with Old Friends

Diving under the old Rapid Bay Jetty is often just like catching up with old friends, mostly good fun but sometimes leading to unexpected and beautiful surprises. Normally divers avoid currents, the biggest risk being swept off a dive plan and getting lost. Diving with a reference like a reef line or jetty pylons can […]

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