Blacktip Sharks Feeding in Aliwal Shoal

With or Without the Cage?

Photos by John Miller With or without the cage? Tis the question, as a dozen or so shark fins swirl around the boat, slicing through the gleaming glassy ocean under a sky of vibrant sunrise. Earlier on land,...
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Leaf Scorpion Fish

A ghostly white leaf scorpian fish Taenianotus triacanthus, also known as a paperfish, lies motionless resembling a dead leaf lying in the water. The paperfish resembles a leaf in many ways with a large mou...
Giant Jawfish

Giant Jawfish

Giant Jawfish, Opistognathidae rhomaleus, are native to warmer parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, found from the shallows to depths of a few hundred meters. They typically reside in burrows t...
Giant Grouper

Giant Grouper

A Giant Grouper, also known as a Brindle Bass, is the largest member of the rockcod family and the biggest Indo-Pacific bony reef fish. The Giant Grouper in habits deep estuaries, large caves, rocky and cor...
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Pufferfish

Enjoy this collection of pufferfish photos. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...
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Lionfish

Lionfish, with their elaborate profile, vivid patterns and poised demeanor, are ideal subjects for underwater photography. They're unconcerned and motionless, using just enough energy to be softly lulled with t...
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Baby Cuttlefish

A super cute baby cuttlefish, known as a "cuttlet", was spotted during a shore dive in Chole Bay. The hatchling is 6-8 days old and is only as big as an adult cuttle's eye....
Pelican

Birds of the Sea and Shore

Enjoy these photos of birds by the sea. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save.    ...
Razor Wrasse

Leaf or Fish?

A short clip of a tiny juvenile razor wrasse, found in the shallows of Chole Bay. Notice how it flutters and perfectly mimics a bit of leaf. This makes it easy for predators to miss and fascinating to watch in ...
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Dwarf Lionfish in Kilifi

Lionfish are common to see while diving and snorkeling in East Africa but Dwarf Lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus) are a rare and mysterious sight. This one was filmed in a lagoon off the coast of Kilifi, Ken...
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Divers Rescue Entangled Stingray

Dramatic underwater footage captures divers rescuing a stingray, entangled in a fishing net in Dar es Salaam. It was during a 15 meter deep night dive at the well-known dive site, Pipefish City, when dive le...
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Perspectives of Crocodilefish

This video compares and contrasts two Crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps) in Chole Bay; one camouflaged on a coral reef approximately 10 meters deep and the other on a sandy, grassy patch in shallow water...
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Lionfish Make Love to the Camera

Lionfish are unquestionably one of the most photogenic fish in the sea, with an eccentric, gaudy profile, elaborate, vibrant stripes and a cantankerous, unhurried demeanor; they glide along reefs like an underw...
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A Master of Disguise

A lovely, incognito flounder fish was spotted off in the coastal waters of Bongoyo Island in Dar es Salaam, in about eight feet deep water and within 20-30 feet from swimmers. As you can see in the video an...
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A Prickly Journey

Puffer fish, with big black eyes staring, and fluttering fins, one minute a fish, the next a balloon, where shall we go...? Up close and personal with a puffer fish in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania....