Blue ringed octopus

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The blue ringed octopus is one of the most poisonous creatures that you can encounter, but it didn’t stop us getting in close for some photos. After a few rounds of the strobes, the blue rings were bright and being … Continue reading

Turtle in flight

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As we drifted along a wall at Bunaken in Indonesia, this turtle approached me from below and continued right over me.

Pygmy Seahorse

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This seahorse was tiny, smaller than the nail on my little finger. It was very difficult to get a shot in focus as it swayed around in the current.

Peek a boo

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Hiding inside an old bottle, this little guy was cautiously poking his head out.

Painted frogfish

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I waited for sometime for this frogfish to launch its lure and open its mouth wide open. I wasn’t quite quick enough to capture it fully open though. Taken in Lembeh, October 2012.

Cuttlefish

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As our guide pointed out a large common cuttlefish, I spotted this pair hiding amongst some coral.

Ribbon Eel

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Whilst taking this photo of a ribbon eel I missed an eagle ray swimming past behind me. Back on the boat everyone was talking about the eagle ray, but I was happy to have missed it as ribbon eels have … Continue reading

John Dory

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On the stern section of the James Egan Layne in Plymouth, this John Dory was a rather shy subject. Thankfully they don’t swim very quickly so I was able to reposition and capture this side on shot.

Grey Seals at Lundy

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The seals at Lundy are incredibly friendly. This one caught a glimpse of himself in the dome of my fisheye lens and started nosing it.