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Spotted / Peppered Butterflyfish

Peppered Butterflyfish

The peppered butterflyfish, Chaetodon guttatissimus also known as the spotted butterflyfish, pebbled butterflyfish and as the gorgeous gussy, is a fairly common butterfly fish on the reefs in Tanzania. They are...

A Hunting Blacktip

Face to face with a feeding blacktip shark, Renee Blundon captures this action shot as the massive fish torpedos to the surface for a snack. Renee traveled to Aliwal Shoal in South Africa to photograph and ...
Regal Angelfish or Royal Angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus

Regal Angelfish- Facts and Photographs

The Regal Angelfish or Royal Angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus is one of the angel fish in the genus Pygoplites. With its vivid coloration it is a striking fish. They stand out underwater even when the visibility...
Dusty Kob

Daga Salmon

This Daga Salmon (Argyrosomus japonicus) commonly known as Kob, Giant kob, Kabeljou and Dusky kob is found along the entire coast line of South Africa. It is a popular recreational angling fish and an impor...
Wreck Free-Diving

Wreck Free-Diving

Renee Blundon free-dives at the shipwreck off the coast of Bongoyo Island - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo by Alan Sutton....
Ragged-Tooth Shark

Ragged-Tooth Shark

A spotted ragged-tooth shark in South Africa's Aliwal Shoal, a mating ground for raggies from June to November. Despite their size, imposing  appearance and ferocious set of teeth, ragged-tooth sharks are d...
Pelican

Pelican

A pelican in Scottburgh, South Africa. Photo by Alan Sutton.  ...

Devil Scorpionfish in Camo

A devil scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) perched on a shipwreck in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and relying on its camouflage to enable it to catch passing prey. Notice how the coloring is a combination of ...

Spotted Eagle Ray

A spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) glides effortlessly through the water. The rays are considered Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and are caught mainly in Southeast Asia and Africa. They're also ...

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,...

Spotted Jelly

Enjoy photos of a spotted jellyfish (Mastigias papua), photgraphed off the coast of Mafia Island. Also known as the lagoon jelly, golden medusa or Papuan jellyfish, it is a species of jellyfish from the Indo-Pa...

The Experience of Night Diving

Diving at night is a surreal, lunar-like experience. I'm surrounded in complete darkness at the bottom of the Indian ocean, with only a beam of light to expose what's hiding and lingering nearby. Fish life, cre...

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...

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...

Shipwreck Free-Diving

Highlights from free-diving at a wreck off the coast of Bongoyo Island in Dar, es Salaam, Tanzania, April 2014. Press the Play button above and watch in 1080p HD if you can. The underwater footage was shot w...

Underwater Photo Gallery

Being an avid ocean swimmer, diver as well as the creative type, I've arranged a collection of underwater photos to share my latest and most intimate underwater experiences. The photos were taken in Tanzania fr...

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....