Harley Queen
       
     
Turtle & Passengers
       
     
Tiger Shrimp
       
     
Papa Goby
       
     
The Safest Place
       
     
Brain Coral Planet
       
     
Two Sharks
       
     
Jade in Tubbataha
       
     
Golden Rough Head
       
     
Jawfish Shuffle
       
     
Ocean Coral Reef Scene
       
     
Stingray Magic
       
     
Thorny Seahorse
       
     
Seahorse X Ray
       
     
Turtle at Peace
       
     
White Tip
       
     
Saluting the Kittiwake
       
     
Stargazer
       
     
Nemo at Sunset
       
     
Mama Mantis
       
     
Goby Couple
       
     
Harley Queen
       
     
Harley Queen

In my eyes one of the top 3 most attractive shrimp in the world, Harlequin Shrimp live in pairs and live on a steady diet of Sea Stars.

Turtle & Passengers
       
     
Turtle & Passengers

An imposing Green Turtle crosses the Red Sea with a pair of Remora stuck to its belly. Their relationship is mutually beneficial: the remoras remove parasites from the turtle and in return get to feed on the host's faeces!

Tiger Shrimp
       
     
Tiger Shrimp

The epitome of compact beauty, a Tiger Shrimp poses on a patch of green coral.

Papa Goby
       
     
Papa Goby

A male goby stands guard over his eggs, freshly lain on a tunicate.

The Safest Place
       
     
The Safest Place

Look closely and you can see the eggs in this jawfish's mouth have developed eyes and are almost ready to be released.

Brain Coral Planet
       
     
Brain Coral Planet

Using inward lighting, I was able to isolate this perfectly formed Brain Coral. There is great beauty to be found even in common underwater subjects and I am mesmerised by the textures and grooves of this hard coral.

Two Sharks
       
     
Two Sharks

The Grey Reef Shark is the big daddy of the reef. The biggest of the reef sharks, they are at the apex of the food chain and, appropriately, they swim around like a boss. I love their shape and was surprised to find they have a beautiful bronze colour to them once you splash a bit of light on their bodies!

Jade in Tubbataha
       
     
Jade in Tubbataha

Jade explores Tubbataha's magnificently healthy reefs along with her underwater camera.

Golden Rough Head
       
     
Golden Rough Head

This Golden Rough Head Blenny may look rather fierce, but in reality he's harmless and smaller than the nail on your little finger.

Jawfish Shuffle
       
     
Jawfish Shuffle

One of the most spectacular underwater sights, a male Dusky Jawfish shuffles his eggs in a process that takes a split second.

Ocean Coral Reef Scene
       
     
Ocean Coral Reef Scene

One of the great things about underwater photography is how you can bring out the natural colours of the reef using your strobes.

Stingray Magic
       
     
Stingray Magic

A Southern Stingray cruises by as the sun rises in the background.

Thorny Seahorse
       
     
Thorny Seahorse

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

Seahorse X Ray
       
     
Seahorse X Ray

Backlighting the Thorny Seahorse gives it an entirely more ominous character!

Turtle at Peace
       
     
Turtle at Peace

A well-policed marine reserve in Tubbataha has created a pristine marine environment where creatures such as this Green Turtle can thrive without human interference. 

White Tip
       
     
White Tip

Once abundant, Oceanic White Tip Sharks are now an endangered species due to over-fishing. Egypt is one of the few places in the world where divers can regularly see these majestic creatures.

Saluting the Kittiwake
       
     
Saluting the Kittiwake

My dive buddy salutes at the bow of Grand Cayman's most famous wreck: the ex-USS Kittiwake. Decomissioned, auctioned and scuttled off the coast, this famous former submarine rescue vessel was once upon a time responsible for rescuing the black box from the tragic Challenger space ship explosion.

Stargazer
       
     
Stargazer

One of the scariest looking fish in the sea. This lie-in-wait predator hides the bulk of his body in the sand and has a specially evolved, upward facing mouth.

Nemo at Sunset
       
     
Nemo at Sunset

As the sun starts to set, these Clownfish continue to defend their balled-up anemone home.

Mama Mantis
       
     
Mama Mantis

This Peacock Mantis Shrimp is draped in her eggs. She is more than capable of defending her offspring, with a punch that has the same power as bullet.

Goby Couple
       
     
Goby Couple

This Yellow Pygmy Goby couple live full time on this shell. Endlessly swimming in synchronisation around their tiny home, they never seem to get bored.