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The Mornington Peninsula National Park has long been a favourite for summer holidays. Covering 2,686ha, its diverse coastal environments range from the basalt cliffs.

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BlackTip

BlackTip

Rye Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Canon-7D, 17-70mm macro. name unknown. I have always found these fish to be difficult to photograph due to size and their movement.
Photocomp November '12 - Open

Leather Jacket

Leather Jacket

Leatherjacket at Rye Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Canon 7D, 17-70mm macro, sola-600 light. With the right lighting, it can be very rewarding seeing the colours on these fish.
Photocomp November '12 - Open

Care Taker

Care Taker

A Weedy Seadragon at Flinders Pier, Mornington Penisnula, Victoria, Australia. Canon7D, Nimar housing, 17-70mm lens. It's a great time of the year to see the male carry the eggs.
Photocomp November '12 - Open

Golden Blenny

Golden Blenny

A blenny poking its head out at Flinders Pier, MOrnington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Canon 7D, Nimar housing, 17-70mm lens. I was suprised to see the teeth to appear to be golden like. Photocomp November '12- Open

Portsea Cuttle

Portsea Cuttle

A cuttlefish at Portsea Pier, Melbourne, Australia. I had trouble trying to get a decent shot due to large surge that is now present. Canon 7D, Nimar housing, 17-70mm lens, sola 600 light.
Photocomp September '12 - Open

Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Spotted this nudibranch as I was finishing my dive. A cool 11 degrees wasn't enough to keep wrinkles from hiding. Blairgowrie Pier, Victoria, Australia.
Photocomp July '12 - Open

Last Standing

Last Standing

Spider Crab. This was one of only a few remaining at Rye Pier, Victoria, Australia holding the fort and giving me a salute. Sea&Sea DX-2G, Sea&Sea strobe, sola-600 light.
Photocomp June '12 - Open

High Flyer

High Flyer

A Weedy Seadragon at Flinders Pier, Victoria, Australia. Sea&Sea DX=2G, Sea&Sea strobe. Every time I dive here, I am blessed to see so many.
Photocomp May '12 - Open

Illumination

Illumination

A sea urchin at Blairgowrie Pier, Victoria, Australia. In this photo I have tried to create an effect the sea urchin has created it's own illumination. Sea&Sea DX-2G, Solar-600 light.
Photocomp April '12 - Open

Seal vs Octopus

Seal vs Octopus

Whilst diving under Rye pier, Victoria, Australia I came across our two local celebrities (an Australian Fur seal and a large octopus) in mortal combat.
Photocomp April '12 - Open

Angler

Angler

This is the first time I have seen a Tasselled Angler Fish at Blairgowrie Pier, Victoria, Australia. I was lucky that my dive buddy pointed it out to me. Sea&Sea DX-2G 2x Sea&Sea strobes.
Photocomp October '11 - Open

Weedy Sea Dragon

Weedy Sea Dragon

Flinders Pier, Victoria, Australia is the spot if want photograph Weedy Seadragons. In the right light the colours that can be seen on a weedy I find amazing. Sea&Sea DX-2G, Sea&Sea strobe.
Photocomp September '11 - Open

Leather Portrait

Leather Portrait

I wanted to capture a Leatherjacket in a black and white effect. Flinders Pier, Victoria, Australia. Sea&Sea DX-2G, Sea&Sea strobe.
Photocomp September '11- Open

He's Looking at you kid.

He's Looking at you kid.

Melbourne's thick fog on the bay couldn't prevent this seahorse being spotted under Rye pier, Victoria, Australia. Sea&Sea DX-2G, Sea&Sea strobe.
Photocomp August '11- Open

Baby Squid

Baby Squid

At first I thought I had found a new nudibranch, but upon closer inspection it proved to be a juvenile squid - 20mm. Rye Pier, Victoria, Australia. Sea & Sea DX-2G and Sea & Sea strobe.
Photocomp August '11 - Open

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