The big-bellied seahorse is one of two in Sydney, very territorial, one can see the same specimens in the same spot for days or even months on end!!! Taken at Kurnell National Park, using a Nikonos III, 35mm lens and 1:2 extension tube, single strobe. Photocomp January'05 - Open
These tiny tropical shrimps (Periclemenes soror) are found along the NSW coast in summer on the underside of seastars, always changing their colors to suit the coloring of their hosts. Pinkish/purple stars have shrimps as per picture, red seastars have red shrimps etc. Equipment: Nikonos III, 35mm lens with 2:1 (double life-size magnification - not 1:2) extension tube, single flash. Photocomp January '05 - Open
This comb wrasse (Coris picta) was adamant on seeing his own reflection in my macro lens. Shot with a Nikonos III, 35mm lens and 9" macro converter, twin Aquasea strobes. About December 1997. Photocomp January '05 - Open
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.....
This little PJ pup was part of a pack of 15-20 little babies in Watsons Bay, Sydney. We observed them for over a month in September 2001, before they moved out into deeper water and finally disappeared. Photocomp December '04 - Open
We were nightdiving under the Kurnell refinery jetty, NSW and these little spotted Dumpling Squids were all over the place! I have never seen so many in a night, and many were feeding on the hinge-beak shrimps. Photocomp December '04 - Open