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Bounded by Sydney Harbour, the Pacific Ocean and Sydney Harbour National Park, Sydney's North offers a tranquil hideaway only a short ferry ride from the city centre.

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Shelly Beach Goldhorn

Shelly Beach Goldhorn

I was after this picture for a while. My last name is Goldhorn and I was quite pleased to find this Leatherjacket on a night dive at Shelly Beach. Nikon D90, Ikelite housing, Nikon 60mm micro lens, single Ikelite DS-125.
Photocomp June '11 - Open

Living in a beer bottle

Living in a beer bottle

Blenny in a beer bottle. Some guys live at home, emptying beer bottles this blenny has his home in an empty beer bottle. Mosman, NSW, Australia January 2010. Equipment used: Canon 5D II, Hugyfot housing, 2x Inon Z-240 strobes
Photocomp August '10 - Open

Lionfish

Lionfish

Lionfish taken at Clifton Gardens, Australia.
Photocomp July '10 - Novice

Pygmy Leatherjacket

Pygmy Leatherjacket

Pygmy Leatherjacket at Shelley Beach, Manly, Australia. Canon 50D and 35mm lens in Hugyfot Housing with double DS-125 strobes.
Photocomp June '10 - Open

Eastern Blue Groper

Eastern Blue Groper

Eastern Blue Groper at Shelley Beach, Manly, Australia. Canon 50D and 35mm lens in Hugyfot Housing with double DS-125 strobes.
Photocomp June '10 - Open

Seahorse

Seahorse

Seahorse at Clifton garden under the pier, Sydney, Australia.
Photocomp May '10 - Open

Flounder

Flounder

Flounder at Chowder Bay, Sydney, Australia.
Photocomp June '09 - Open

Striped Anglerfish

Striped Anglerfish

Striped Anglerfish at Chowder Bay, Sydney, December 2008 - Canon 20D and 60mm lens in Ikelite Housing with double DS-125 strobes
Photocomp April '09 - Open

Pygmy Leatherjacket

Pygmy Leatherjacket

Pygmy Leatherjacket at Shelley Beach, Sydney, December 2008 - Canon 20D and 60mm lens in Ikelite Housing with double DS-125 strobes
Photocomp April '09 - Open

Painted Anglerfish

Painted Anglerfish

Painted Anglerfish in Chowder Bay, Sydney, December 2008 - Canon 20D and 60mm lens in Ikelite Housing with double DS-125 strobes
Photocomp April '09 - Open

Flathead

Flathead

Flathead at Shelley Beach, Sydney, December 2008 - Canon 20D and 60mm lens in Ikelite Housing with double DS-125 strobes
Photocomp April '09 - Open

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish in Chowder Bay, Sydney, December 2008 - Canon 20D and 60mm lens in Ikelite Housing with double DS-125 strobes
Photocomp April '09 - Open

Blue-Ringed Octopus vs Starfish

Blue-Ringed Octopus vs Starfish

This starfish was happily traveling across the sand when it ran straight into this Blue-Ring. Taken at Clifton Gardens in Mosman, NSW on 18/4/2009 with a Canon G9 with an Inon D2000-S strobe.
Photocomp April '09 - Open

Stingray

Stingray

A stingray close-up, Chowder Bay, Sydney, Australia.
Photocomp March '09 - Open

Seahorse

Seahorse

A cute seahorse at Chowder Bay, Sydney, Australia.
Photocomp March '09 - Open

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Sharks in the Fairy BowerSharks in the Fairy Bower
The seas were angry on Saturday, my friends! Big seas rolling in from the south ruled out diving Freshwater Beach (one of my favourite Northern Beaches dives), so we opted for the old faithful of Shelly Beach instead.
Where Have All the Horses Gone?Where Have All the Horses Gone?
Clifton Gardens has always rated as one of my favourite Sydney night dives. I know - a maximum depth of 4m under the jetty means you could snorkel it with short length of garden hose, but it never fails to deliver a unique and unexpected encounter with interesting critters.
The Sydney Pygmy PipehorseThe Sydney Pygmy Pipehorse
I thought my eyes were deceiving me. All I could make out was a little white fish resembling a seahorse, no bigger than a 50-cent piece. Yet it was so elaborately disguised I literally bumped into it head first.....
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