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SS Yongala

SS Yongala

Scene at the wreck of the SS Yongala off Townsville/Ayr, Queensland, Australia. Nikon D-80 with 10-20mm sigma lens. This photo was taken prior to tropical storm Yasi.
Photocomp February '11 - Open

Night Dive Crab Macro

Night Dive Crab Macro

While on a night dive on Wheeler Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia found this guy hiding in a nook.
Photocomp January '10 - Open

Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle

A Hawksbill Turtle feeding at the wreck of the SS Yongala, Australia.
Photocomp September '09 - Novice

Who watches Who?

Who watches Who?

A school of Slate Sweetlips at the wreck of the Yongala, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp August '09 - Open

Liftoff

Liftoff

A marbled ray lifts off and hovers with a school of black kingfish over the bow of the Yongala wreck in the late afternoon. SS Yongala wreck, QLD.
Photocomp May '09 - Open

Cod & Wreck

Cod & Wreck

A Coral Cod at the Yongala wreck. After a month of solid rain, the water was very green and murky. The fish predation action however was incredible. Yongala wreck, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp March '09 - Open

Ambush Predator

Ambush Predator

This large Tassled Wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) blended perfectly with its surroundings in the shadows of the wreck. Yongala wreck, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp March '09 - Open

Chromodoris geminus

Chromodoris geminus

Chromodoris kuniei on the wreck of the Yongala, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp January '09 - Novice

Schooling Small-mouth Nannygai

Schooling Small-mouth Nannygai

A large shoal of Small-mouth Nannygai (Lutjanus erythropterus) circling the Yongala wreck off Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp November '08 - Open

Sleepy Turtle

Sleepy Turtle

A Green Turtle at the SS Yongala, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp December '07 - open

Nembrotha kubaryana

Nembrotha kubaryana

A beautiful colour variation of Nembrotha kubaryana at Pelorus Island, North of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp September '07 - Open

Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Annemonefish photgraphed on Yongala's upper deck, Queensland, Australia. Nikon Coolpix 5000 used.
Photocomp January '07 - Open

Yongala's Magic

Yongala's Magic

Green Turtle taken on the Yongala off Queensland, Australia. Nikon Coolpix 5000 used.
Photocomp January '07 - Open

Turtle

Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle photographed on the Yongala off Queensland, Australia. Nikon Coolpix 5000 used.
Photocomp January '07 - Open

Clown

Clown

Picture of a clown fish that was posing off Davies Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Photocomp December '06 - Novice

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