I Found Nemo
       
     
Seahorse X Ray
       
     
Harlequin Crab
       
     
Dragonet
       
     
Nemo in Motion
       
     
Hairy Squat Lobster
       
     
White Mantis Shrimp
       
     
Roughsnout Ghost Pipefish
       
     
Blushing Frogfish
       
     
Porcelain Anemone Crab
       
     
Hairy Frogfish
       
     
Cardinal Fish & Eggs
       
     
Cockatoo Waspfish
       
     
Nemo & Friend
       
     
Moray Eel Surprise
       
     
Dwarf Cuttlefish
       
     
Fish Portrait
       
     
Angry Fish
       
     
Thorny Seahorse
       
     
Juvenile Hairy Frogfish
       
     
I Found Nemo
       
     
I Found Nemo

Nemo, or the False Clown Anemone Fish, is a relentless mover in his host anemone and this was a tricky moment to freeze.

Seahorse X Ray
       
     
Seahorse X Ray

Backlighting of this Thorny Seahorse gives it an entirely different, more malevolent, character.

Harlequin Crab
       
     
Harlequin Crab

With an ornate carapace design, Harlequin Crabs are beautiful and hard to miss. They rely on living in symbiosis with a stinging anemone for protection.

 

Dragonet
       
     
Dragonet

Although intricately patterned, Dragonets are almost imperceptible to the naked eye as they shuffle across the seabed.

Nemo in Motion
       
     
Nemo in Motion

The movement of the anemone and False Clown Fish are captured using a slow shutter speed.

Hairy Squat Lobster
       
     
Hairy Squat Lobster

This bristly fellow is the Hairy Squat Lobster and it weighs in at under 1.5 cm long. All that hair actually serves a purpose, trapping potential food which the squat lobster can then harvest. Imagine if you had to catch your food in your hair before eating it!

White Mantis Shrimp
       
     
White Mantis Shrimp

This White Mantis Shrimp is so rare scientists haven't even given it a name yet.

Roughsnout Ghost Pipefish
       
     
Roughsnout Ghost Pipefish

Pipefish are slow swimmers and move in a vertical, head down position in a bid to fool potential predators.

Blushing Frogfish
       
     
Blushing Frogfish

A fantastically pink Frogfish with an even pinker lure on its forehead.

Porcelain Anemone Crab
       
     
Porcelain Anemone Crab

Porcelain Crabs, as the name suggests, are pretty brittle things and prone to losing limbs in battle. They do however have (relatively) massive claws for fending off adversaries.

Hairy Frogfish
       
     
Hairy Frogfish

One of the most sought after and weird looking fish out there. The Hairy Frogfish is a superstar of the underwater macro scene.

Cardinal Fish & Eggs
       
     
Cardinal Fish & Eggs

Cardinal Fish are one of many fish that mouth brood their eggs. This task usually falls to the male.

Cockatoo Waspfish
       
     
Cockatoo Waspfish

Closely related to Scorpionfish, the Waspfish is a lie-in-wait predator who's slender body works well with backlighting.

Nemo & Friend
       
     
Nemo & Friend

A slow shutter speed gives this shot of Nemo a surreal effect. Oh and the Damselfish in the back wouldn't stop photo bombing.

Moray Eel Surprise
       
     
Moray Eel Surprise

Moray Eel faces always seem to hover somewhere between surprised and grumpy.

Dwarf Cuttlefish
       
     
Dwarf Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are highly intelligent and communicate using colour changes and their tentacles. I think this one is saying hello.

Fish Portrait
       
     
Fish Portrait

Fish portraits are notoriously tricky - I like the eye contact achieved with the wrasse in this image.

Angry Fish
       
     
Angry Fish

I captured this Damselfish just as it charged me in a territorial dispute. Needless to say, the Damselfish won.

Thorny Seahorse
       
     
Thorny Seahorse

Elegant and yet awkward, Seahorses are extremely slow moving fish that blend in surprisingly well with their surroundings.

Juvenile Hairy Frogfish
       
     
Juvenile Hairy Frogfish

A Juvenile Hairy Frogfish with a spectacularly green, sparkling eye.