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Resting

Resting

Pink-eye Goby. Manado Cocotinos House Reef - Posi Posi 2, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Shot with Canon 40D, Canon 100L, Ikelite 161 x 2. Shot at 1/250 - f/10 - ISO100, Manual Mode, Manual Lighting.
Photocomp July '12 - Open

Pigfish

Pigfish

Twin Pigfish taken at the Aldermans, New Zealand. Sealife DC1200, with twin Sea&Sea strobes with a fisheye lens.
Photocomp July '12 - Novice

Skeleton

Skeleton

A herd of Skeleton Shrimps. Anilao, Philippines. Canon 1000d + 2 strobe YS110alpha + 60mm Macro.
Photocomp June '12 - Novice

Dark Horse Rising

Dark Horse Rising

Snooted Seahorse at Anilao Batangas Philippines. Nikon D300, Sea and Sea Housing, Nikkor 105mm VR macro, +5 Reefnet Subsee Magnifier/Adapater, YS-250 Strobes, Seahorn Snoot.
Photocomp June '12 - Open

Goby

Goby

Whip Coral Goby at Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Canon 7D, Nauticam Housing, Canon 100mm IS, INON s2000 Strobes, Subsee +10 diopter, L&M SOLA 600.
Photocomp May '12 - Novice

Filter Feed

Filter Feed

A Porcelain Crab feeding at Flat Rock on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia. Canon G11 Ikelite housing DS51 strobe, x8 macro lens.
Photocomp May '12 - Open

Trendy Squid

Trendy Squid

Squid at Anilao, Philippines.Canon G10 with 10bar housing, one Sea&Sea YS 110 alpha and one Canon 430 with 10bar housing.
Photocomp April '12 - Novice

Yap Caverns

Yap Caverns

Yap Caverns, Yap Island, Micronesia, 10 mm, Nikon D7000, 1/400, f10, ISO 100.
Photocomp April '12 - Open

Look into my eyes

Look into my eyes

Crinoid Shrimp at Anilao, Philippines. Canon 7D, Nauticam Housing, Canon 100mm IS, INON s2000 Strobes, Subsee +10 diopter, L&M SOLA 600.
Photocomp March '12 - Novice

Emperor Shrimp on Mexichromis sp.

Emperor Shrimp on Mexichromis sp.

Emperor Shrimp hitching a ride at Seraya, Bali, Indonesia. Olympus e-520, Sigma 105mm, Inon z240.
Photocomp March '12 - Open

Red Squat Lobster

Red Squat Lobster

Bright red Squat Lobsters at Anilao Philippines. Canon G12 + Inon 165 UCL.
Photocomp February '12 - Open

Green Moray

Green Moray

Green Moray (Gymnothorax prasinus) at The Steps, Kurnell, Sydney, Australia. Canon IXUS 105
Photocomp February '12 - Novice

Whip Goby @ f3.5

Whip Goby @ f3.5

A Whip Goby at Odyssea Point 1, Cocotinos Resort - House Reef, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Shot taken with a Canon 40D and 2 Ikelite DS161 substrobes Canon 100mm & Subsee +10 Diopter.
Photocomp January '12 - Open

Pigfish

Pigfish

Pigfish taken at Hahei Marine Reserve, New Zealand with Sealife DC1200 with macro lens fitted and single strobe.
Photocomp January '12- Novice

Thorn among the Corals

Thorn among the Corals

A Thorny Seahorse captured in Anilao, Philippines as it moved in-between the branches of the soft coral. Photograph taken with the Canon S90 and the Sea&Sea YS-01 Strobe.
Photocomp December '11 - Novice

Double Snorkel

Double Snorkel

Have been thus far unable to identify this sole sp - any insight much appreciated. Taken in Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia on a night dive with Nikon d200, Hugyfot housing & Ikelite DS 160s.
Photocomp December '11 - Open

Mr Potato Cod

Mr Potato Cod

Potato Cod in black and white. Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 20D with 10-22mm lens at 10mm in Ikelite housing with single Ikelite DS125 strobe.
Photocomp November '11 - Open

Banded Shrimp

Banded Shrimp

A Banded Cleaner Shrimp. This image was taken whilst diving Pulau Payar at a site called the Coral Garden out of Langkawi, Malaysia. I was using a Sealife DC1200 camera.
Photocomp November '11 - Novice

Juvenile Batfish

Juvenile Batfish

Juvenile Batfish taken whilst diving in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Image taken with a Canon S90 in Canon housing with Dual Inon strobes.
Photocomp October '11 - Open

Lionfish in tube sponge

Lionfish in tube sponge

A lionfish hanging out near a sponge. Tunku Abdul Raman Marine Park in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia. Sealife DC1200.
Photocomp October '11 - Novice

Squid (Sepiotheutis sp)

Squid (Sepiotheutis sp)

A squid at Mabul, East Malaysia. Nikon D200, Tokina 10-17mm, Aquatica Housing, Ikelite 2x 125.
Photocomp September '11 - Open

Grey Nurse Shark

Grey Nurse Shark

This photo of Grey Nurse Shark was taken with a Nikon D200, fish-eye lens and a Sea&Sea housing at South West Rocks, Australia.
Photocomp August '11 - Novice

ITF 1

ITF 1

In the face of a Whip Goby. Shot with Canon 40D and DS 161 at Manado coastal area, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Photocomp August '11 - Open

Trumpet Fish

Trumpet Fish

Trumpetfish at Anilao, Philippines.
Photocomp July '11 - Open

Devil of the Deep Blue Sea

Devil of the Deep Blue Sea

An Eastern Blue Devil taken at the Cod Grounds off Dunbogan, Australia in 27m of water.
Photocomp July '11 - Novice

Lionfish

Lionfish

This lionfish was spotted hovering just above a reef ledge in Puerto Galera, Philippines. Shot was taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1 with underwater housing only.
Photocomp June '11 - Novice

Anthias garden

Anthias garden

Anthias at Anilao, Philippines. Canon 7d
Photocomp June '11 - Open

Micro Nudibranch with Parasite

Micro Nudibranch with Parasite

This nudibranch is no larger than a grain of rice. It was not until I viewed the image on my laptop I realized that there was a parasite on its back. Anilao, Batangas, Philippines. Nikon D300, Sea and Sea Housing. 105mm VR, +10 Subsee Adapter.
Photocomp May '11 - Open

Imperial Me

Imperial Me

Imperial Shrimp at Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo was taken with a Canon 40, 2 Ikelite substrobes and Canon 60mm Macro lens with Subsee +10 Diopter @ 1/250 f3.5
Photocomp May'11 - Novice

Bobtail Bliss

Bobtail Bliss

A Juvenile Bobtail Squid taken at Rye, Victoria, Australia at night. Nikon D700 & Inon Strobes.
Photocomp April '11 - Open

Fish Stream

Fish Stream

Big-eye Trevally photographed at the Navy Pier, Exmouth, Western Australia. Nikon F80, Sea & Sea housing, Nikon 18 - 35 mm, Sea & Sea YS90 x2.
Photocomp April '11 - Novice

Forty-tonne ballerinas

Forty-tonne ballerinas

Synchronous swimming by a pair of adolescent humpback whales is suggestive of courtship behaviour. Nikon D90, Tokina 10-17mm lens, Patima housing. Taken in Vava'u, Tonga.
Photocomp March '11 - Open

Little Remo

Little Remo

A Ceratosoma amoenum at San Remo Pier next to Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. The dives here have been offering more and more as we dive it. Dives are limited to max 1hr due to very fast current on tidal change. Canon G10.
Photocomp February '11 - Novice

Garden Eel Close-up

Garden Eel Close-up

Garden Eel at Dauin Philippines.
Photocomp February '11 - Open

Rye Pony

Rye Pony

Image of a Pot-bellied Seahorse taken at Rye in Victoria. Nikon D700 in Mexus Housing.
Photocomp January '10 - Open

Underwater Petals

Underwater Petals

Close-up shot of a feather duster worm. Anilao, Philippines. Canon G12 + UCL165 with wp-dc34 case.
Photocomp January '10 - Novice

Say Aaah

Say Aaah

I saw this goby yawning on its whip coral. I approached slowly to get a head shot and was lucky enough the goby started yawning again and didn't move at all. Bohol, Philippines. Canon 7D, Nauticam housing, 100mm lens, +10 subsee diopter, 2 Inon z240 strobes.
Photocomp December '10 - Open

Minke swim

Minke swim

Each winter in the northern Great Barrier Reef, dwarf minke whales seek out and interact with boats, divers and snorkelers. Photo taken in Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Nikon D90, Tokina 10-17mm lens, Patima housing.
Photocomp November '10 - Open

Play time

Play time

A playful juvenile humpback comes in close to investigate this strange visitor to its environment. Taken in Vava'u, Tonga. Camera: Sony Cybershot N-1 with Sea & Sea wide angle conversion lens.
Photocomp November '10 - Novice

Colorful Mantis

Colorful Mantis

A Peacock mantis shrimp ventured out of its hole. This kind of mantis is among the most colorful in the family. Philippines. Nikon D300.
Photocomp October '10 - Open

Short-head Seahorse

Short-head Seahorse

This is the first time that I have seen and photographed a Short-head Seahorse in Victoria, Australia. It was in around 6m at Blairgowrie Pier, which is becoming a real favourite with photographers. Canon G10.
Photocomp October '10 - Novice

Concho

Concho

The eye of a Conch. Anilao, Philippines.
Photocomp September '10 - Open

What about  a nap?

What about a nap?

This image was taken at Tulamben Bali. Canon 40D with Inon Z-240 flash
Photocomp August '10 - Open

The Real Stallion

The Real Stallion

Night dive at midnight allowed me to capture this seahorse, Mornington Pier, Melbourne, Australia Canon G10.
Photocomp August '10 - Novice

Lionfish

Lionfish

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

The Contender

The Contender

This is a boxer crab that holds an anemone in each pincer and uses these anemones for protection like a boxer uses his fists for protection. Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.
Photocomp July '10 - Open

Goldi

Goldi

Image of a juvenile Golden Weedfish hiding in the kelp, taken at Flinders Pier, Victoria, Australia. Taken with a Olympus SP-560UZ and a single z-240 inon strobe.
Photocomp June '10 - Novice

Just Needle

Just Needle

This image of a garfish was taken at Bat Bitim Island, West Papua, Indonesia.
Photocomp June '10 - Open

Blue-ringed Octopus

Blue-ringed Octopus

Image of a Blue-ringed Octopus taken on a night dive at Portsea Pier in Victoria, Australia. After taking a few shots on the bottom this one started swimming through the water column.
Photocomp May '10 - Open

Punk Polycera

Punk Polycera

Polycera capensis. Nelson Bay, Australia.
Photocomp May '10 - Novice

Leafy Seadragon

Leafy Seadragon

A Leafy Seadragon at Edithburgh Pier, South Australia on a night dive.
Photocomp April '10 - Open

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

A cuttlefish posing at at Poblacion I, Dauin, Philippines.
Photocomp April '10 - Novice

Flatworm at Surface

Flatworm at Surface

A swimming flatworm, Komodo, Indonesia. Canon EOS 5D in a Seacam housing, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro lens, Seacam Seaflash 100.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Spot-fin Lionfish

Spot-fin Lionfish

A Spot-fin Lionfish (Pterois antennata) in the Philippines. Canon G10.
Photocomp March '10 - Novice

MV Belama

MV Belama

This wreck is the MV Belama, Vanuatu.
Photocomp February '10 - Novice

Stars

Stars

Whip Coral Commensal Shrimp. Anilao, Philippines.
Photocomp February '10 - Open

Oak Park nudis

Oak Park nudis

These nudibranchs were spotted at Oak Park, Cronulla, Australia. The camera is a Panasonic Lumix ft1, Panasonic housing, no strobe.
Photocomp January '10 - Novice

Free-swimming Shrimp

Free-swimming Shrimp

Free-swimming Shrimp at Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
Photocomp January '10 - Open

Soft Coral

Soft Coral

Soft Coral at Raja Ampat, West Papua.
Photocomp December '09 - Open

Balicasag Frogfish

Balicasag Frogfish

This frogfish was photographed at Sanctuary, Balicasag Island. Bohol, Philippines.
Photocomp December '09 - Novice

Scaramanga the Seahorse

Scaramanga the Seahorse

This shot of a Pygmy Seahorse was taken just near the Victory at Tulamben in Bali, Indonesia. I finally worked out how to use a macro!
Photocomp November '09 - Novice

Newborn

Newborn

I actually had to move my camera after taking this shot of this newborn humpback whale else it might have knocked the port. Tonga.
Photocomp November '09 - Open

Blue-ringed Octopus with Eggs

Blue-ringed Octopus with Eggs

This shot of a Blue-ringed Octopus with eggs was taken at The Pipeline, Port Stephens, Australia in 8 metres of water.
Photocomp October '09 - Open

Getting Eye-ball'd

Getting Eye-ball'd

This wrasse was so interested in getting in front of the camera, I had the chance to get a great snap.   Flinders Reef, Brisbane, Australia.
Photocomp October '09 - Novice

Underwater Forest

Underwater Forest

The amazing kelp forests at Fortescue Bay, Tasmania, Australia.
Photocomp September '09 - Open

Sleepy nights

Sleepy nights

Two clownfish capture at night. What an ideal companion. Kecil Island, Karimunjawa National Park, Indonesia.
Photocomp September '09 - Novice

Curious

Curious

A squid coming in close at Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Photocomp August '09 - Open

Shovelnose Ray

Shovelnose Ray

Shovelnose Ray at Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia.
Photocomp August '09 - Novice

Apo Postcard

Apo Postcard

While drift diving amongst countless red toothed trigger fish and masses of coral, this colourful display caught my eye.
Photocomp July '09 - Novice

Frogfish

Frogfish

Frogfish at Coral Bay, Western Australia. Nikon D50.
Photocomp July '09 - Open

Spiral

Spiral

Free Swimming Blue Ribbon Eel. Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Photocomp June '09 - Open

Squid at Night

Squid at Night

A little squid spoted at The Clarence (wreck), St. Leonards, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia.
Photocomp Jne '09 - Novice

Juvenile Squid

Juvenile Squid

Juvenile Squid photographed at Komodo, Indonesia
Photocomp May '09 - Open

Gotcha Translucent

Gotcha Translucent

I don’t have strobes yet, it’s the sun rays that gave this fish a translucent effect - Olympus c765 with pt-022 case. Taken in Marinduque, Philippines in April 2009.
Photocomp May '09 - Novice

Head towards the light

Head towards the light

Red Jellyfish. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, April 2009 with Canon 50D & Tokina 10-17 fisheye.
Photocomp April '09 - Open

Blue fin jelly

Blue fin jelly

Taken while diving in the Similans. This was the first time I used an underwater camera back in 06.
Photocomp April '09 - Novice

Giant Nudibranch

Giant Nudibranch

This large nudibranch was at Ardrossan Jetty, South Australia.
Photocomp March '09 - Open

Gummy Worms

Gummy Worms

Two colorful slugs climbing the same rock. They look like Gummy Bears (Gummy Worms) candy. Twin Rocks, Anilao, Philippines.
Photocomp March '09 - Novice

Edge of the Earth

Edge of the Earth

An itsy bitsy starfish busily growing his legs atop an urchin test. Derwent River, Tasmania.
Photocomp February '09 - Novice

Camouflage

Camouflage

This gorgeous nudibranch was trying to blend into the telesto coral under the Ammo Jetty at Coogee, south of Perth, Western Australia.
Photocomp February '09 - Open

Dwarf Minke

Dwarf Minke

Dwarf Minke Whales may be the most inquisitive of all cetaceans, yet they are among the least understood. Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Photocomp January '09 - Open

Scary Blenny

Scary Blenny

I think this picture tells clearly enough why this little, colorful and harmless fish is called "fang blenny". Racha Yai, Phuket, Thailand.
Photocomp January '09 - Novice

King Froggie - Homeless

King Froggie - Homeless

This image of a Frogfish is a tribute for Ducomi Pier, Dumaguete, Philippines that was recently repaired and upgraded.
Photocomp December '08 - Open

Angler Fish

Angler Fish

Angler Fish at East Wall, Bare Island, Sydney, Australia.
Photocomp December '08 - Novice

Biggie Cuttle

Biggie Cuttle

I was amazed with this giant cuttlefish, it changed color several times while I was taking photos. Beer Garden, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Photocomp November '08 - Novice

Never give up

Never give up

A Black-tipped Rockcod has swallowed a Swift-footed Rockcrab. Cleaner Cave, Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia.
Photocomp November '08 - Open

Lost in the Big City Lights

Lost in the Big City Lights

A juvenile Bangai Cardinalfish shelters in the spines of a Fire Urchin. Taken Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.
Photocomp October '08 - Open

Crested Hornshark

Crested Hornshark

A Crested Hornshark at Nelson Bay, Australia.
Photocomp October '08 - Novice

Hitching a Ride!

Hitching a Ride!

A small crab hitching a ride with jellyfish. Bicol, Philippines.
Photocomp September '08 - Novice

Mating Dumpling Squid

Mating Dumpling Squid

Mating Dumpling Squid photographed at Blairgowrie Pier, Victoria, Australia.
Photocomp September '08 - Open

Xenocrab

Xenocrab

My first time seeing a Zanzibar Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica) and they are absolutely photogenic! Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
Photocomp August '08 - Novice

Mangroves and Sponges

Mangroves and Sponges

This shot was taken in the lake Kakaban, Borneo, Indonesia.
Photocomp August '08 - Open

Minke Whale

Minke Whale

In June - July every year the Dwarf Minke Whale migrates up North to the Ribbon Reefs in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Photocomp July '08 - Open

Eye Spy

Eye Spy

A Mantis shrimp at Lighthouse Bommie, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Taken with a Fuji F30.
Photocomp July '08 - Novice

Grey Nurse Sharks in Fish Rock Cave

Grey Nurse Sharks in Fish Rock Cave

Towards the end of each year up to 100 Grey nurse sharks congregate at the shallow entrance to Fish Rock Cave, South West Rocks, Australia. Finally they all posed perfectly for me.
Photocomp June '08 - Open

Out of the mist

Out of the mist

The wreck of the HMNZS Canterbury in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Photocomp June '08 - Novice

Ghostpipefish

Ghostpipefish

Stay still...... A ghostpipefish at Vistamar Beach Club, Cebu, Philippines during a night dive.
Photocomp May '08 - Novice

The Ambassador

The Ambassador

A soft coral amongst a pristine reef, Richelieu Rock, Thailand.
Photocomp May '08 - Open

Whale Shark Descends

Whale Shark Descends

Whale Shark descending into the blue water at Ningaloo. Ningaloo Reef out of Exmouth, Australia.
Photocomp April '08 - Open

Octo Hands-up!

Octo Hands-up!

This octopus was inside this shell when I saw him.
Photocomp April '08 - Novice

Pygmy's profile

Pygmy's profile

I tried focusing on this Pygmy Seahorse. It was really hard.
Photocomp March '08 - Novice

Tulip of the Sea

Tulip of the Sea

A pretty Sea Anemone at Crystal Blue, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines
Photocomp March '08 - Open

Calamares

Calamares

My visitor from the deep. I was amazed when I photographed this squid as he looked liked an alien. Balai, Anilao, Philippines. Olympus SP350.
Photocomp February '08 - Novice

Spanish Dancer

Spanish Dancer

My buddy and I hit the jackpot when we found this beautiful Spanish Dancer. Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
Photocomp February '08 - Open

Juvenile Orbicular Batfish

Juvenile Orbicular Batfish

Juvenile Orbicular Batfish at Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Photocomp January '08 - Open

Nude pose or pose nude?

Nude pose or pose nude?

Sunset dive when I saw this nudibranch on an elephant ear-like soft coral. Layag to Kirby's, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
Photocomp January '08 - Novice

Blue Devil Portrait

Blue Devil Portrait

Image of a Southern Blue Devil taken on Lonsdale Wall, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia.
Photocomp December '07 - Open

Breeding Nudi

Breeding Nudi

This photo of an egg-laying Chromodoris annulata I took on the Boonsung Wreck off the Thailand Coast.
Photocomp December '07 - Novice

Shy Seahorse

Shy Seahorse

A little seahorse hiding amongst the coral in Koh Doc Mai, Thailand. taken with a Canon Ixus.
Photocomp November '07 - Novice

Baby False Stone Fish on Starfish

Baby False Stone Fish on Starfish

A baby False Stonefish sits happily on a colorful starfish. Samal Island, Davao, Philippines.
Photocomp November '07 - Open

Jellyfish dinner

Jellyfish dinner

This Green Turtle was mid-water eating a jellyfish at Flat Rock Shark Gutters, North Stradbroke Island, Australia.
Photocomp October '07 - Open

Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

This shrimp was too busy eating to be distracted by me and my camera. Point Franklin, Victoria, Australia.
Photocomp October '07 - Novice

Spine-cheek Anemonefish

Spine-cheek Anemonefish

A Spine-cheek Anemonefish at Gizo in the Solomon Islands.
Photocomp September '07 - Novice

Goby

Goby

A very pretty goby at Samal Island, Mindanao, Philippines at a depth of 20 meters.
Photocomp September '07 - Open

Jelly Soup

Jelly Soup

Stingless jellyfish photographed at the jellyfish lake, Palau, Micronesia.
Photocomp August '07 - Open

Green Pipefish

Green Pipefish

An unusual green Pipefish spotted off Rye Pier, Victoria, Australia. It was clinging to some kelp waiting to ambush its prey.
Photocomp August '07 - Novice

Photographers

Photographers

Two underwater photographers were trying to track down an elusive prickly anglerfish off Portsea Pier, Victoria.
Photocomp July '07 - Novice

Giant Cuttle

Giant Cuttle

A Giant Cuttlefish photographed at Shark Point, Sydney, Australia.
Photocomp July '07 - Open

Phebe and the Giant Jelly

Phebe and the Giant Jelly

Taken with our little Olympus Stylus 720 underwater camera, while snorkelling with our 9 year old daughter in May, Port Kembla, NSW.
Photocomp June '07 - Novice

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

Diving in at the shallows of Longreach Bay at Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
Photocomp June '07 - Open

Medicine Octopus

Medicine Octopus

A small octopus warily eyeing a cyanide bottle in Anilao, Philippines.
Photocomp May '07 - Open

Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita

Life is good for a Tube-guardian Crab in the protective tentacles of commensal tube anemone. Lembeh Straith, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Photocomp May '07 - Novice

My Best Side

My Best Side

A Hippocampus bargibanti taken at 82 feet at Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte, Philippines.
Photocomp April '07 - Open

Dragon of the Deep

Dragon of the Deep

This Weedy Seadragon was photographed off Portsea Pier, Melbourne, Australia.
Photocomp April '07 - Novice

Hungry?

Hungry?

This Tube Anemone was feeding on goodies floating by in the Swan River on a night dive, Perth, Western Australia.
Photocomp March '07 - Novice

The Pipes

The Pipes

A whole lot of Ornate Ghost Pipefish at Anilao, Philippines.
Photocomp March '07 - Open

Chromodoris collingwoodi

Chromodoris collingwoodi

A Chromodoris collingwoodi photographed at Clovelly, Sydney, Australia.
Photocomp February '07 - Open

Seahorses out on a Saturday night

Seahorses out on a Saturday night

Seahorses photographed on a night dive at Chidley Point in the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia using an Olympus C-8080 in Olympus PT-023 housing with Inon D-2000 strobe.
Photocomp February '07 - Novice

'Extreme Close-up'

'Extreme Close-up'

This close-up shot of a goby was taken at Santo, Vanuatu
Photocomp January '07 - Novice

Harlequin Shrimp

Harlequin Shrimp

Two Harlequin Shrimp on a blue seastar, Anilao, Philippines.
Photoocomp January '07 - Open

'Loving Eyes'

'Loving Eyes'

Puffers at Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Photocomp December '06 - Open

Eastern Blue Devil

Eastern Blue Devil

An Eastern Blue Devil at Shark Point, Clovelly, Australia.
Photocomp December '06 - Novice

Swept of my feet

Swept of my feet

Taken on a shore night dive in Port Philip Bay, Melbourne, Australia.This one is of a couple of Southern Bobtail Squids, doing the dance of love. It looked like this handsome little man had his woman swept of her feet!
Photocomp November '06 - Open

On My Own

On My Own

I took this shot of a Pink Anemonefish on 'Lamont Reef' part of the Capricorn Bunker Group, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp November '06 - Novice

Shaw's cowfish (male)

Shaw's cowfish (male)

Shaw's Cowfish, shot with Nikon D70 at Bicheno, Tasmania.
Photocomp October '06 - Open

Nudibranch

Nudibranch

A Ceratosoma amoena, taken at Bare Island, La Perouse, Australia.
Photocomp October '06 - Novice

Shovelnose Ray

Shovelnose Ray

Shovelnose Ray at Bare Island, La Perouse, Australia.
Photocomp September '06 - Novice

Mother and Eggs

Mother and Eggs

A Mantis Shrimp, ready to protect her eggs - Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.
Photocomp September '06 - Open

Shaw's Cowfish (female)

Shaw's Cowfish (female)

A female Shaw's Cowfish casts a shy glance at the camera. Bicheno, Tasmania, Australia.
Photocomp August '06 - Open

Seal

Seal

A true blue Melbourne seal doing what it does best... buzzing divers, Melbourne, Australia.
Photocomp August '06 - Novice

Pygmy Leatherjacket

Pygmy Leatherjacket

A Pygmy Leatherjacket at Bare Island, Sydney, Australia.
Photocomp July '06 - Novice

The Dentist

The Dentist

Was close enough to see his throat...Papua New Guinea. Nikon F100 - Nikon 16 mm Fisheye - 2 Subtronic Strobes.
Photocomp July '06 - Open

Hydroid and Friends

Hydroid and Friends

Hydroid bearing reproductive polyps and hosting a family of Amphipods. Bicheno, Tasmania, Australia.
Photocomp June '06 - Open

Mother and Calf

Mother and Calf

I took this one my first ever dive, Fiji.
Photocomp May '06 - Novice

Fire Dart Fish

Fire Dart Fish

These little fellows are always fun to watch and you only ever seem to have one chance at a shot before they dive into the rubble.
Photocomp May '06 - Open

MY Swansea Blenny

MY Swansea Blenny

Taken with Olympus 7070 Under Swansea Bridge, Swansea, Australia.
Photocomp April '06 - Novice

Blue Groper, Black Rock

Blue Groper, Black Rock

Taken at Black Rock, Malua Bay, south coast NSW, Australia.
Photocomp April '06 - Open

Harlequin Shrimp

Harlequin Shrimp

As I was diving at Seraya beach, near Tulamben Wreck in Bali, Indonesia I saw this shrimp wander down the edge of a sponge.
Photocomp March '06 - Open

Rainbow Cale

Rainbow Cale

This photo of a Rainbow Cale was taken at Halifax Marine Park, Australia.
Photocomp March '06 - Novice

Grey Nurse Sharks at Fish Rock Cave

Grey Nurse Sharks at Fish Rock Cave

Photo of these two Grey Nurse Sharks (Carcharias taurus) was taken at Fish Rock at South West Rocks, Australia.
Photocomp February '06 - Open

Yellow  Boxfish

Yellow Boxfish

A juvenile Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) taken on Redang Island.
Photocomp February '06 - Novice

Nudibranchs at Bridport

Nudibranchs at Bridport

A pair of nudis (Aeolids) taken at Bridport, Tasmania, Australia.
Photocomp January '06 - Novice

Potato Cod

Potato Cod

Potato cod portrait-where else? Cod Hole! Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Photocomp January '06 - Open

Seahorse

Seahorse

Photo of Short-head Seahorse taken at Edithburgh Jetty, South Australia.
Photocomp December '05 - Open

Cristle

Cristle

Taken at Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. Using a Nikon coolpix 5900 in a WP- CP4 housing with a macro lens and a mirror.
Photocomp December '05 - Novice

Southcoast Dragon 2

Southcoast Dragon 2

Found this beautiful Dragon while taking my girlfriend on her first dive. How lucky! Cheynes III, Albany WA.
Photocomp November '05 - Open

Pygmy Pipehorse (<em>Idiotropiscis lumnitzeri</em>)

Pygmy Pipehorse (Idiotropiscis lumnitzeri)

A rare Pygmy Pipehorse (Idiotropiscis lumnitzeri). Taken at Bare Island, Sydney, Australia with a Sony DSC T3 with Marine Housing. Exact location is a secret!!
Photocomp November '5 - Novice

<em>Hypselodoris bullocki</em>

Hypselodoris bullocki

Hypselodoris bullocki taken in Redang, West Malaysia using Olympus C5060, PT020 housing and in-built flash.
Photocomp October '05 - Novice

Eastern Frog Fish

Eastern Frog Fish

Eastern Frog Fish (Batrachomoeus dubius). A face only a mother could love! Bare Island Taken with Sony T3.
Photo Comp September '05 - Novice

Passport Shot for Mr Blenny

Passport Shot for Mr Blenny

This little blenny obviously needed his passport shot taken as he was most obliging and kept very still. Taken at Two Caves on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Fuji F810 with INON Macro lens and D2000 strobe.
Photo Comp September '05 - Open

Miss

Miss

The picture was taken on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef With Canon Eos 1Ds 100mm Canon lens and and UK germany housing.
Photocomp August '05 - Novice

Dolphinfish in Splendour

Dolphinfish in Splendour

Taken at Port Stephens, NSW, March 2005 using a Nikon D70. The Dolphin fish is a fast moving pelagic species. The photo shows off the colourful beauty of this amazing species. Photocomp August '05 - Open

Eye spy

Eye spy

Taken on Osprey Reef while on Taka II, a liveaboard out of Cairns, QLD in July 2004. I used a Nikon Coolpix5000 and a Sea & Sea YS90DX strobe. Photocomp July '05 - Open

Pink Anemonefish

Pink Anemonefish

This picture was taken at Clam Gardens on the Great Barrier Reef, taken at 5 meters with a Canon A70. Photocomp July '05 - Novice

Manta Ray cruising

Manta Ray cruising

Taken on Ningaloo Reef, WA at 8 metres.

Yongala Trout

Yongala Trout

This shot was taken on a recent dive on the Yongala, QLD. My camera is an Olympus C5050 with an Inon D 180 strobe

Cuttle Fish

Cuttle Fish

Taken with an Olympus C-5060 at Swansea Bridge, NSW.

What you looking at??

What you looking at??

Whitespotted Puffer at Cook Island, NSW North Coast. Taken with a Nikon D-70 in Ikelite housing with 2 x DS-125 strobes. Manual exposure. Photocomp March '05 - Novice

Agro Anemonefish

Agro Anemonefish

The girl has been at at divesite called Nonki out at Holmes Reef now for a few years. She has the habit of coming up to you and trying to nip your neck and slamming into the purge button on your reg. This shot was taken late last year using a Canon300D in an Ikelite housing and a single 125 strobe. Photocomp March '05 - Open

Just got my new colours.

Just got my new colours.

Taken with Canon 300D in Ikelite housing using standard 18-55 lens and single Ikelite 125 strobe. Whilst only a small specimen (looks as if the little fella has just gained it's adult colours) it is still absolutely glorious. He tried to hide in a cave, but I found him. Three shots taken. This one I prefer due to the back lighting and the angle of the fish (the others are a more normal position). Photocomp Feburary '05 - Open

Blenny on the

Blenny on the

Taken on the "Lena", a wreck off Bunbury, WA. Photocomp February '05 - Novice

Leafy Seadragon at Rapid Bay Jetty

Leafy Seadragon at Rapid Bay Jetty

The spectacular and wonderful Leafy Sea Dragon snapped at Rapid Bay Jetty, SA. January 2005 with an Olympus 5050 using internal flash. Photocomp Janaury '05 - Novice

A Whale of a Tail (almost!)

A Whale of a Tail (almost!)

Tailgating the lone dugong, KAT, on Cocos (Keeling) Islands - January 2005. Taken with a Fuji F810 with wide angle lens. Photocomp January '05 - Open

Grey Nurse Shark II

Grey Nurse Shark II

Taken at Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, NSW. Photocomp December '04 - Open

Captain on the Bridge

Captain on the Bridge

This photo is authentic with no photographic manipulation. Taken inside the bridge of the HMAS Swan Wreck, Dunsborough, WA. Diver is an Instructor with over 5000 dives and 26 years experience. Taken in an overhead environment at 15 meters and even with preparation and practise had an element of risk. No scuba equipment within easy reach. Three experienced back up divers just out of shot.
Photocomp November '04 - Open

Another Cuttlefish pic

Another Cuttlefish pic

This one was hiding under the bow of a wreck just off of the North Mole in Fremantle, WA. There was a fair amount of surge on this night dive. This was my 1st attempt at photography at night and only my 3rd go with my new u/w camera. Taken with an Olympus C-5060, with internal flash.
Photocomp November '04 - Novice

Kilsby Sinkhole

Kilsby Sinkhole

Cave Diving at Mount Gambier, South Australia. Photocomp October '04 - Open

The boogie, woogie bugle boy of Julian Rocks

The boogie, woogie bugle boy of Julian Rocks

Thorny-back Cowfish behind Hugo's Trench, Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, NSW in approximately 20 meters. Shot with Olympus Mju 400D, built in flash. Photocomp October '04 - Novice

White Jewel Anemones

White Jewel Anemones

I found these white Jewel Anemones attached to a black coral tree on the buckets of the Coolooli, Sydney, today something I thought I would never see. Photocomp September '04 - Open

My what a long nose you have!!

My what a long nose you have!!

The photo was taken at Bicheno, Tasmania at approx 30m, with a Sony 4.0 Megapixel Cybershot with no additional strobe. I started underwater photography in October 2003. Photocomp September '04 - Novice

Nearly Nemo

Nearly Nemo

Taken with Olympus Mju 400, August 2004 at Steve's Bombie, Great Barrier Reef. Photocomp August '04 - Novice

Bicheno jewel anemone

Bicheno jewel anemone

Taken in the marine reserve in Bicheno, Tasmania. Photocom August '04 - Open

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