Porcelain Crabs (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) are another classic and photogenic critter of the tropical reefs in south east Asia. They do offer a good challenge when photographing as they tend to hang out by the edge of the anemones, a moving target! ... keep a close look as there are a few different species looking alike 🧐
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NEMOOOOOOOOO!!! Now who doesn’t love a nemo anemone fish!!? This guy was one of the biggest I’ve seen and really easy to photograph on the night dive. He was vey chilled and not moving much like they are in the daytime but weirdly he had the tiniest sea anemone home!! He looked hilarious. I used my retra LSD snoot to really make him pop on a black background!
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We had the chance to visit Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park, currently home to 75 sculptures, covering an area of 800sq metres and located on the west coast of the Caribbean island Grenada, within an area designated National Marine Park. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ~ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀“Vicissitudes depicts a circle of figures, all linked through holding hands. These are life-size casts taken from a group of children of diverse ethnic background. Circular in structure … the work both withstands strong currents and replicates one of the primary geometric shapes, evoking ideas of unity and continuum. The sculpture proposes growth, chance, and natural transformation. It shows how time and environment impact on and shape the physical body. Children by nature are adaptive to their surroundings. Their use within the work highlights the importance of creating a sustainable and well-managed environment, a space for future generations.”
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Oceanfact: the pigments of sea urchins are of pharmacological interest as they are widely distributed and of their chemical diversity. These so called naphtoquinone pigments are known to cure many diseases in humans as they can help against allergies, diabetes, protect the heart and are even anti-inflammatory! Also the shells of sea urchins are of interest in pharmacology.
Quite impressive what this spiny creature possess! Follow us if you like our facts and never stop exploring the wonders of the ocean.
Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta). These beautiful shrimps feed exclusively on sea stars, who can sometimes be 100 times their own weight and size. They also feed on Crown-of-Thorns, which have almost no natural enemies, but are not safe around these guys.
When Harlequin Shrimps find a sea star, they flip it over and once it's upside down they feed on it keeping it alive for up to 2 weeks
“Left in my HD” collection, episode 9. One of my first underwater trips, Maratua 2011. I had a great fun playing with backlight under the jetty of the resort. If you are wondering how I managed to keep the remote strobe perfectly behind the batfishes....well my wife is a great mobile tripod!!! :D
White-eyed Moray (Siderea thyrsoidea). Morays Eels open and close their mouths to move water through their gills to be able to breathe.
This behaviour can often be seen as a threat but this is far from the truth, they are very shy creatures and will only attack if provoked!
Coral Reef in Pemuteran captured by our guest Pierre Bernard Demoulin last August.