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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Another World

This hand sized fan worm is one of the many spectacular creatures that inhabit our local waters. I say local but it really is another world altogether. It looks like a plant; like some exotic miniature palm tree. This guy however is a worm which builds a tubular casing away from its supporting structure so […]

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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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