Poser

He’s on the hunt for a breeding mate. Iridescent waves of chromatophore colour ripple from head to tail. Tenticles outstretch ready to caress or to fight. He’s beautiful and he knows it and nothing will stop him from getting what he wants, … except perhaps the hundreds of other males around him with the same […]

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Cuttlefish Eye View

At first I thought two males were simply facing off but on closer inspection the plot thickened. First I noticed a diminutive female beneath one male, now thinking he defended his claim. Then I realised a second female lay protected beneath the second male. So it was clear now that both males had their prize […]

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Alien Encounter

If scuba diving is a privileged opportunity to experience critters hidden from our world then scuba diving at night takes it into a different, almost alien, world altogether. Strange creatures come out from their secret nooks to search and hunt for prey. Sea lice and phytoplankton swarm dive lights like insects to headlights. Strange creaks, […]

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