Cape Seahorse – Facts and Photographs

A Knysna or Cape Seahorse (Hippocampus capensis) gazes skyward in its tank at Ushaka Marine World. The future of its species far from secure. The Cape seahorse is related to the more common Indo-Pacific sea...
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The Shad

A shad, Pomatomus saltatrix, peers curiously at the photographer, probably with food on its mind in some way or the other. The shad is known as an "elf" in South Africa, "tailor" in Australia and "bluefish"...

The Eye of a Batfish-

A eye of longfin batfish, Platax teira peers at the photographer. Because of the effect of water on light, it has fixed pupils that do not adjust to changes in the intensity of light. Compared to terrest...
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Rough Triggerfish – Facts and Photographs

The Rough triggerfish, also known as spotted oceanic triggerfish (Canthidermis maculata)  spend their lives away from the coast, living in floating flotsam and wreckage. Given that triggerfish normally use ...
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It’s Dory in Finding Nemo

Paracanthus hepatus, perhaps better known to many millions of people as Dory in the Disney Pixar films Finding Nemo and its sequel Finding Dory, is also known as a regal tang, a blue tang, palette surgeon f...

A Fish Out of Water

One evening, while in search of nudibranchs to photograph at the rock pools in Ballito, South Africa, this dussumiers rockskipper (Istiblennius dussumieri), crawled out of...
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Feeding Frenzy of Black-Tipped Sharks

A feeding frenzy of black-tipped sharks in South Africa's Aliwal Shoal. The chilly waters were chummed for cage diving. See additional photos and video at Blacktip Sharks. EQUIPMENT USED Canon 7D Ikeli...

Translucent Jellyfish

A translucent moon jellyfish (aurelia aurita) photographed at uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa. Moon jellyfish are found throughout most of the world's oceans, from the tropics to the far north. ...
Ragged Tooth Shark

Face to Face with a Ragged Tooth Shark

Inside a cave and face to face with a ragged tooth shark of Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. Although quite fierce looking with rows of sharp teeth, sticking out of their mouth, raggies are known for being cur...
Raggie Cave

Raggie Cave

Inside a Raggie Cave with a ragged tooth shark in Aliwal Shoal, South Africa. EQUIPMENT USED Canon 7D Ikelite 7D Housing Twin Ikelite DS 161 Strobes Flat Ikelite Lens Port Ikelite Dual Synch C...

Full Moon in Aliwal Shoal

A full moon at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa. For more photos and videos click here Photo was extracted from video footage of a Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder in an Ikelite Housing, two Bigblue VL2500P LED V...
Seahorses

Seahorse Bunch

A bunch of seahorses, photographed at uShaka Marine World in South Africa. The Saber Squirrelfish is not as common as the Crowned Squirrelfish and the Tailspot Squirrelfish  in Tanzania and appear to be mor...
Whitetip Shark

Whitetip Shark

An oceanic whitetip reef shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), photographed in Durban, South Africa. The Saber Squirrelfish is not as common as the Crowned Squirrelfish and the Tailspot Squirrelfish  in Tanzania...
Upside down jellyfish

Upside Down Jellyfish

An upside down jellyfish (Cassiopeia andromeda) at uShaka Marine World in South Africa. These jellyfish live in the intertidal area on sandy bottoms, mud flats and in mangroves. Their color is variable, ...
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Blue Spotted Pufferfish

A blue spotted pufferfish (Canthigaster Solandri), photographed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. EQUIPMENT USED Canon 7D Ikelite 7D Housing Twin Ikelite DS 161 Strobes Flat Ikelite Lens Port Ikelit...
Turtle Bite

Turtle Bite

A sea turtle bites another in the tank at uShaka Marine World. A freshly hatched baby sea turtle makes its instinctive scramble from Kimbiji's white sandy beach to the warm Indian Ocean water....

A Hunting Blacktip

Face to face with a feeding hunting 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 photogr...
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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...
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...
Birds Sea Shore

Pelican

A pelican in Scottburgh, South Africa. Photo by Alan Sutton.For more photos and videos click here Photo was extracted from video footage of a Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder in an Ikelite Housing, two Bigb...

Fisherman in Scottburgh

A fisherman in Scottburgh Caravan Park at sunset. For more photos and videos click here Photo was extracted from video footage of a Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder in an Ikelite Housing, two Bigblue VL2500...

Crashing Waves

Crashing waves at the shore of Aliwal Shoal, South Africa Photo was extracted from video footage of a Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder in an Ikelite Housing, two Bigblue VL2500P LED Video Lights and one Big Blu...

Ballito After Sunset

The seaside in Ballito, South Africa, right after sunset. For more photos and videos click here Photo was extracted from video footage of a Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder in an Ikelite Housing, two Bigblu...

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 ...
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With or Without the Cage?

Photos by John Miller With or without the shark cage? This is 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. Earlie...
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Cage Diving with Sharks

Cage Diving with Black Tipped Sharks at Rocky Bay, South Coast Natal. Photo by John Miller. Squirrelfish are closely related to Soldierfish.  ...