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.
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!
The epitome of compact beauty, a Tiger Shrimp poses on a patch of green coral.
A male goby stands guard over his eggs, freshly lain on a tunicate.
Look closely and you can see the eggs in this jawfish's mouth have developed eyes and are almost ready to be released.
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.
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 explores Tubbataha's magnificently healthy reefs along with her underwater camera.
This Golden Rough Head Blenny may look rather fierce, but in reality he's harmless and smaller than the nail on your little finger.
One of the most spectacular underwater sights, a male Dusky Jawfish shuffles his eggs in a process that takes a split second.
One of the great things about underwater photography is how you can bring out the natural colours of the reef using your strobes.
A Southern Stingray cruises by as the sun rises in the background.
Elegant and yet awkward, Seahorses are extremely slow moving fish that blend in surprisingly well with their surroundings.
Backlighting the Thorny Seahorse gives it an entirely more ominous character!
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the sun starts to set, these Clownfish continue to defend their balled-up anemone home.
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.
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.