PhotoFriday – ‘The Body’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’The Body’

I missed the last two photo friday themes because I was away in Raja Ampat (Indonesia) with no network connection. Today I wanted to include some photos from there into this post. Usually when you see Peacock Mantis Shrimp you cannot see their body, you see them sitting up out of their hole as above. This little fellow was actually scurrying across the sand from hole to hole. In the photo below you can see that his body is made of corrugated pieces like a coat of armour.

I hope you found this post interesting. Stay tuned over the next few days for more tales from Raja Ampat.

If you want to see more of my underwater photos from various places then check out the galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery. Or my best from 2012 here.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘The Body’ here.

PhotoFriday – ‘Frog Fish’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Frog Fish’

As Photofriday.com are taking a Christmas break I thought I’d make up my own topic today – Frog Fish is my theme today (mainly because it never will be on photofriday.com). You can see below how tiny these ones are (my fingers are small too)…

These little guys were all from Bali but you can see Frog fish from large to small all over the world. They pose nicely (usually) secure in the knowledge that you cannot possible see them because they look so much like a sponge.

If you want to see more of my underwater photos from various places then check out the galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery.

PhotoFriday – ‘At Play’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’At Play’

Possibly the most playful creature I’ve meet in the sea are the manatees (I’m told seals are even more playful but I don’t generally dive in temperate waters so I’ve never met any). The only downside to “scratch time” is the green algae gets all under your fingernails. If you are a quality scratcher you can get the manatees to roll over and over for one all over complete and continuous scratch roll.

They especially like the under the flipper-pit tickle as demonstrated by Alex and his friend below:

If you want to see more of my underwater photos from various places then check out the galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘At play’ here.