Follow the light... Chimney Koh Ha - Koh Lanta, Thailand. .
Nice long swim through/cave at Koh Ha #1 . Exits on top of the reef. One of the great features of the Koh Ha (5 islands) dive sites. .
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This very red "glass bigeye" detaches from the dark background of the ship wreck where he inhabits.
Este olho-de-cão, muito vermelho, se destaca do fundo escuro do naufrágio aonde vive.
Sint Maarten - Caribe
Y O L K Dive @ Anilao Photo Hotel
Seaslug (Colpodaspis thompsoni)
Anilao, Philippines. May 2014
Small, but brightly coloured, snail-like sea slug. The fragile bubble-shaped shell is completely enveloped by the mantle. On the right side of the mantle there is an elongate exhalent siphon. The head is produced into a pair of enrolled tentacles or rhinophores which lead to a deep lateral groove on each side. The eyes are embedded beneath the skin and can be seen as two black spots just in front of the shell. There is a large central mucus gland in the sole of the foot which probably produces a sticky mucus enabling the animal to stick on the algae on which it is found. It is black with large yellowish warts on white patches.
We know nothing of the biology or food of any species of Colpodaspis.
Face to face with a #tigergrouper . Also known as #seabass , #rockcods , #cods , #hinds and #trouts .
Groupers all have wide, oversized mouths that create lots of suction as they open. They literally suck their pray rather than being chewed.
There are over 100 types of groupers!💦
📸 F I S H Dive @ Anilao Photo Hotel Filefish (Monacanthidae)
Anilao, Philippines. May 2014
The filefish are a diverse family of tropical to subtropical tetraodontiform marine fish, which are also known as foolfish, leatherjackets or shingles. They live in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Filefish are closely related to the triggerfish, pufferfish and trunkfish. The filefish family comprises approximately 102 species in 27 genera. More than half of the species are found in Australian waters, with 58 species in 23 genera.
Snake’s-eye view of divers. .
Black banded Sea Krait. Koh Ha, Koh Lanta, Thailand. Their venom is said to be 10 X stronger then that of a cobra making them extremely deadly. Fortunately they are not aggressive and do not bite humans unless threatened. .
In another example of the awesomeness of underwater symbiosis: Gathering in the hundreds, black-banded sea kraits form hunting alliances with yellow goatfish and bluefin trevally, flushing potential prey from narrow crannies in a reef the same way some moray eels do.
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Octo-selfie. This octopus wanted to capture the moment with him and his wrasse friend. - Koh Ha - Koh Lanta, Thailand. .
This guy would hide in the coral when other Divers approched and Once they were gone it would come out again and come play with me... and my camera. It seemed really interested with the reflection in the lens. Who knew octopi were so full of themselves.
Repost from a while back. I love looking at this photo and remembering the conditions. 110’ deep, dark, lots of algae, three divers and one 9’ Sixgill shark. Our computers were telling us to ascend so we could off gas nitrogen before we surfaced. I was using a Nikonos V with a 20mm lens and Ikelite YS120 strobe. The shark was swimming inches from the bottom so I had to do the same to get this profile shot. So hard to not get backscatter under these conditions. That’s okay, still one of my favorite underwater photos. #sixgill#pugetsounddiving#underwaterphotography#nikonosv#ikelitestrobes#blackandwhitephotography#sharks#pugetsound#uwcameras