nature

Shortfin lionfish – dendrochirus brachypterus
Photographed at approximately 4 meters deep.

Shortfin lionfish - dendrochirus brachypterus

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Not quite underwater, but for this special post I’m sure we can make a small exception. It was only a few meters away from the water.

A washed-up, and unfortunately deceased, specimen of the extremely rare (I think it’s on the brink of extinction) Paddii Menstruaalis. It was quite intact, with no discernible wounds or bite marks. It may have died from Menopausitus, a well-documented illness among these species.
Photographed lying on the beach.

Paddii Menstruaalis

Shot with iPhone and its ever so funky settings.

Feather duster tube worm – chone sp.
Photographed at approximately 15 meters deep.

Feather duster tube worm - chone sp.

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Stony coral – solenastrea bournoni
Photographed at approximately 15 meters deep.

Stony coral - solenastrea bournoni

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Bumpy starfish – gomophia gomophia
Photographed at approximately 6 meters deep.

Bumpy starfish - gomophia gomophia

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Christmas tree tube worm – spirobranchus giganteus
Photographed at approximately 12 meters deep.

Christmas tree tube worm - spirobranchus giganteus

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Brain coral – faviidae
Photographed at approximately 12 meters deep.

Brain coral - faviidae

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Clownfish – amphiprion ocellaris
Photographed at approximately 6 meters deep.

Clownfish - amphiprion ocellaris

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Glass anemone shrimp – ancylomenes magnificus
Photographed at approximately 20 meters deep.

Glass anemone shrimp - ancylomenes magnificus

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Bluespotted ribbontail ray – neotrygon kuhlii
Photographed at approximately 16 meters deep.

Bluespotted ribbontail ray - neotrygon kuhlii

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes