Critter Features

  1. Pineapple Fish (Cleidopus gloriamaris) - The Story behind 'Pineapple Swirl' by Louise Nott. Winner of the Aquatic Abstracts, underwater Tour 2020

    Story Behind the Shot “Pineapple Swirl”

    Contributed By : Louise Nott

    Story Behind the Shot “Pineapple Swirl”

    Contributed By : Louise Nott
    Louise Nott shares the story behind her Underwater Tour Awards 2020 Aquatic Abstract winning image “Pineapple Swirl"
  2. Mother and Calf Humpback at Tonga. Shot by John Thorogood

    Swimming with Whales – a True Bucket-list Experience (to be repeated as frequently as you can afford)

    Contributed By : John Thorogood

    Swimming with Whales – a True Bucket-list Experience (to be repeated as frequently as you can afford)

    Contributed By : John Thorogood

    The humpback whale is one of conservation’s great success stories. Hunted to a few thousand animals prior to a global ban in only 1985, populations of humpbacks around the world are on the rise . Spending time in the water with these awesome creatures is …. well awesome.

  3. Leafy Seadragon - the male Leafy Seadragon carries the pink egg mass until the babies hatch

    The Infamous Leafy Seadragon

    Contributed By : Daryll Rivett

    The Infamous Leafy Seadragon

    Contributed By : Daryll Rivett
    The Leafy Sea Dragon is one of the most ornate and camouflaged marine creatures in our oceans, amongst many other's - hence making it a highly sought-after photography subject and sight to witness.....
  4. Cowries and Ovulids

    Cowries and Ovulids

    Contributed By : Erika Antoniazzo

    Cowries and Ovulids

    Contributed By : Erika Antoniazzo
    Long prized by primitive people for their shape and attractive colors, Cowrie shells were widely used for money in ancient times.
  5. 11 Sharks You Should Know About This Summer

    11 Sharks You Should Know About This Summer

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    11 Sharks You Should Know About This Summer

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    Sharks have long been feared by people. Monsters that appear from the depths of the sea and take life after life, sentiments that have been enhanced by movies such as 'Jaws'.
  6. Shark Attacks in Perspective

    Shark Attacks in Perspective

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Shark Attacks in Perspective

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    It turned out a pod of dolphins was cruising past and we were over the moon about having such a close encounter with these amazing mammals!
  7. Whyalla - Cuttlefish Mating Mecca and More

    Whyalla - Cuttlefish Mating Mecca and More

    Contributed By : Seanna Cronin

    Whyalla - Cuttlefish Mating Mecca and More

    Contributed By : Seanna Cronin
    A four-hour drive west of Adelaide, Whyalla is a seaside mining town known as the place “where the outback meets the sea”.
  8. When Titan's Attack - What Every Underwater Photographer Should Know

    When Titan's Attack - What Every Underwater Photographer Should Know

    Contributed By : JasonH

    When Titan's Attack - What Every Underwater Photographer Should Know

    Contributed By : JasonH
    Most underwater photographers who have spent any time in the Indo Pacific have come across the very photogenic Titan Triggerfish.
  9. A Great White Adventure

    A Great White Adventure

    Contributed By : John Natoli

    A Great White Adventure

    Contributed By : John Natoli
    Jason, alias 'Underwater Irish' as he came to be known on the 'Princess II', celebrates his birthday 70 kms out to sea off the coast of South Australia.
  10. Australian Sea Lions - what a buzz!

    Australian Sea Lions - what a buzz!

    Contributed By : John Natoli

    Australian Sea Lions - what a buzz!

    Contributed By : John Natoli
    On board the 'Princess II', we were approx 2 hrs south of Port Lincoln in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia heading out to the Neptune Islands for a little shark spotting.