thornspine cow fish

Cow Fish

A thornspine cow fish (Lactoria fornasini) pouts at the camera, box fish may seem helpless and vulnerable, but they have the ability to secrete a poisonous mucus in the water when threatened. Also, their ex...
Cinetorhynchus

Hinge Beak Shrimp

An unknown species of Cinetorhynchus, possibly reticulatos, commonly known as a hinge beak shrimp sits on the coral feeding. Hinge beak shrimps are nocturnal and are mainly reddish in color. Because of the ...
barracuda

Barracuda Shoal in Borneo

A shoal of juvenile great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) swim across the top of the reef in Mabal Kapalai, Borneo. Great barracuda can grow over 6 feet (1.8 m) long, and are vicious predators, preying main...
Bolbometopon muricatum

Shoal of Bumphead Parrotfish

A shoal of curious bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) approach me out of curiosity. The largest of all the parrotfish growing up to 1.5 meters, these fish have been heavily exploited and are sough...
Chelmon rostratus

Copperband Butterflyfish

A copperband butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus) hides under an overhang at night, sleeping upside down. Many reef fish particularly the angels and butterflyfish seem quite at home upside down under a ledge o...
Amphiprion ocellaris

Nemo Clownfish

A common clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) huddles in its anenome home. Made famous by the Pixar film, Finding Nemo, these clownfish are popular with aquarists. Most aquarium clownfish these days are captive...
HMAS Swan

HMAS Swan Wreck

The masthead of HMAS Swan which was sunk in 1997 to create an artificial reef. The vessel, an ex Australian Navy Destroyer, is today a popular dive site in Busselton...
Epinephelus tukula

Massive Potato Bass

A massive potato bass (Epinephelus tukula) which is habituated to human contact allows a scuba diver to approach in close proximity. Larger Potato bass...
Striated Frogfish

Wookiee Crossed with a Toad

// Looking like a cross between Wookiee from Star Wars and a toad, the striated frogfish (Antennarius striatus) does not feature very highly in the beauty stakes. They do however have the ability to ch...
bubble tip anemone

Bubble Tip Anemone

A bubble tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) glows ethereally in the light of the photographers strobes. The anenomes have a symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae that provide them with the majority of ...
bluespotted ribbontail ray

The Eye of a Ray

The eye of a bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma), reflects light from the underwater camera strobes, appearing as though it is glowing inside...
Eretmochelys imbricata

The Start of a Long Journey

// A juvenile hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) pauses in a contemplative pose before taking the plunge into the ocean at the start of its long journey forward in life. It has completed the ...
clownfish

Nestled in Anemone Tentacles

A clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) nestled in sea anemone tentacles. Photo taken while scuba diving off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia with a Nikon D7000. Shot with a 60 mm lens, f/22.0, 1/60, iso 2...
scuba diving malaysia

An Underwater Swarm

An underwater swarm of fish, photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. Photographed with a Nikon D7000 with a 10 mm lense, f/9.0, 1/80, iso 200....
anemone shrimp

Anemone Shrimp

An anemone shrimp photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. Photographed with a Nikon D7000 with a 60 mm lense, f/22.0, 1/60, iso 200....
scuba diving malaysia

Shoal of Snappers

A massive shoal of snappers photographed off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia while diving with Borneo Dream Divers. Shot with a Nikon D7000 with a 10 mm lense, f/9.0, 1/80, iso 200....
Nudibranch

Nudibranch of Kota Kinabalu

A beautifully patterned nudibranch, photographed with a macro lens while scuba diving off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu is littered with fantastic dive sites from incredible coral re...
Harlequin Shrimp

Harlequin Shrimp

Acouple of harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta), spotted on a coral reef while scuba diving off the coast of Tofo, Mozambique. Harlequin shrimp feed exclusively on starfish, including the crown-of-thorns sta...
Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Manta Ray in Tofo

A giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), photographed while scuba diving in the pristine waters off the coast of Tofo, Mozambique. This is the largest type of ray in the world, growing up to a width of ...
Baby Sea Turtle

Baby Sea Turtle

A freshly hatched baby sea turtle makes its instinctive scramble from Kimbiji's white sandy beach to the warm Indian Ocean water. An NGO called Sea Sense has been working in partnership with the local commu...