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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Sunlight and the Starfish

I’ve tried to work out who this guy is. It could be Echinaster varicolor or perhaps Pseudonepanthia troughtoni or even Nectria ocellata. I will leave that one up to the experts and concentrate on the shadows, the sunlight and the starfish. Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Star in the Spotlight’ 1/200 f/22 ISO800 15mm

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My Mussels

The way this teddybear star (Anthenea australiae) has latched onto that bed of mussels has a kind of possession quality. It’s as if she’s saying ‘Hands off,… My mussels!’ No sooner had I uttered that phrase and I was whisked away into a Sydney dentists office and to his the characters in his marine aquarium. […]

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