Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Night Fish n Pics - #12

Blizzard Ridge, one of my favourite dive sites here in Exmouth on the Ningaloo Reef, always has schools of sea perch and I usually hang out with them for a while on each dive.

If I'm patient enough they will surround me and just let me hang out in the middle - very cool!

Sometimes I can maneuver around and get a photo of the school swimming towards & around me which is way more fun than the usual more side on shots, I think.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Night Fish n Pics - #11

This synchronized pair of Philippine Butterflyfish tagged along with me for a few minutes before deciding I was too boring and picking up their game of leap-frogging each other along the reef.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Night Fish n Pics - #10

Manta rays are simply amazing - beautiful, graceful, curious. Any dive with a manta is an awesome dive.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Night Fish n Pics- #9

Nudibranchs are some of my favourite underwater creatures. They come in a staggering variety of shapes, sizes, colours & patterns and even after living here on the Ningaloo Reef for over 15 years I regularly see new species, behaviours or variations.

This little guy (well less than 2cms) is always a treat - he's not very common and is often in a hole or some other inaccessible nook so when I find one out and about I always stop for just one more frame.

Noumea varians