Manta Ray, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Taken at Tatawa Besar in the Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Sunstruck Green Turtle, Komodo National Park
The Flying Gurnard usually spreads its striking "wings" to intimidate potential predators. This individual seemed to be spreading them to prevent a neary unicorn fish from stealing its meal
This Sawblade Shrimp was determined to stay on the opposite side of the Whip coral. After a few attempts photographing the neighbouring corals to get the exposure right, I had to then compose a shot where I hoped the Sawblade would move to. With one hand supporting the camera I moved my free hand into the field of view on the other side of the coral. The Shrimp obliged and moved into position but I had to wait until it was happy enough that it didnt move back as soon as I moved my hand away before I could get this shot.
Invertebrate, Komodo National Park
Carid Shrimp in Bubble Anemone, Komodo National Park
Moray Eel in Sponge, Komodo National Park
A large and colourful member of the Chromodoris family of Nudibranch. Taken at Sebayur Kecil in the Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Hunting Cuttlefish, Komodo National Park
Green Turtles are often found resting on the coral. When inactive they can stay submerged for several hours between breaths.
Chromadoris Nudibranch, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Whip Coral Goby
Carid Shrimps are far from shy, making themselves available to other reef creatures as cleaners. This one has chosen to make its home in a Bubble Anemone
Oriental Sweetlips, Komodo National Park
Green Turtle, Panglao, Philippines
Mauan Manta Sillouette, Komodo National Park
Like most Butterflyfish these beaked coral fish are monogamous and are often found in pairs.
Siaba Basar in Komodo National Park is a great site for a muck dive. We spotted this reef Cuttlefish before we'd even got started.
Leaf Scorpionfish, Komodo National Park
Frogfish, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Zanzibar Shrimp, Komodo National Park
These aggressive little fish are smaller than your fist but will charge at you and even give you a nip if you get too close to their chosen Sponge.
One of my first attempts at Underwater Photography with a strobe. After a whole dive taking photos of different Pink Anemone Fish at Chumphon Pinnacle in Thailand where I explored the effects of different settings and stobe positions, this is still one of my favourites.
Baby Yellow Boxfish have a bright yellow warning colouration as juveniles but the colour fades as they age. This juvenile was found at Chumphon Pinnacle in the Gulf of Thailand.
These rays like to hide away in crevices during the day coming out to hunt in the sediment at night.
Blue Sharks are often accompanied by Pilot fish on the look out for scraps and parasites. Swimming close to the Shark in its slipstream is more effiecient but it can have drawbacks. This Blue Shark's sudden change of direction has knocked one of its companions upside down.
Taken at Chumphon Pinnacle near Koh Tao in the Gulf Of Thailand, Thailand.
Hunting Cuttlefish, Komodo National Park
Sidem Divesite, in Tulamben. Bali, Indonesia.
Clownfish, Komodo National Park
Pink Anenomefish, Philippines
Blue Sharks are a Pelagic species ranging through temperate and tropical waters. Oppurtunistic feeders they will eat Squid, Crustaceans, small fish and even Plankton as well as any carrion they come across.
False Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris), Komodo National Park
Pipefish, Komodo National Park
One of the main reasons for going to the Azores was to see the Blue Sharks but on arrival it seemed like none of the dive schools had any enthusiasm. After a dive off Sao Miguel in nothing but sand and rock we heard of a dive school on another Island that did regular trips. Tiago from Dive Azores Horta took us to a spot where he said we had a good chance. Everybody was feeling sick after 3 hours of bobbing around the Atlantic when suddenly the cry goes out "Shark!" Frantically we kitted up and got in the water as quietly as possible as not to scare it away. In the end we got over 70 minutes in the water with this Blue.
Lizardfish, Komodo National Park
Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix)
Alienlike Cuttlefish, Komodo National Park
The carapace of the green turtle changes in colour and pattern throughout its life. Young adults like this one often have an olive brown colour. Green Turtles get their name from the green fat found beneath the shell.
Kuhl's Ray, Komodo National Park
This Spiny Seahorse was very shy but with a bit of patience I was allowed this profile shot. The spines are part of the Seahorse's exoskeleton, an unsual characteristic for a fish and are formed from hard bony plates.
Green Turtle from below
Headshield Sea Slug, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines