Bite-Back Calendar


I’ve finally gotten around to putting the 2016 calendar up on the fridge. If you don’t yet have one head over to bite-back to get yours now for half price! (or simply drop by to donate) The money raised goes to shark conservation. Luckily my husband gets me mine for Christmas every year :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This outstanding collection of images feature underwater encounters from around the world including sand tigers, oceanic whitetips, lemon, nurse, sevengill and reef sharks plus a sea snake, beluga whale, nudibranch, monk seal, gannets and eagle ray.

Each image has been donated by award-winning photographers including Alex Mustard, Alex Tattersall, Amanda Cotton, Andy Murch, Christian Vizl, Ellen Cuylaerts, George Probst, Jane Morgan, Jason Isley, John Bantin, Lia Barrett, Richard Shucksmith and Tanya Houppermans.”

 

PhotoFriday – ‘Large’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Large’

I can never resist a chance to talk about large spotty fish and this weeks photofriday theme falls right into my trap! Whalesharks gather to feast on tasty Bonito tuna eggs (see below) off the coast of Mexico and seem to ignore the snorkelers who are there to see them.

hmm yummy! :-/

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PhotoFriday – ‘Small Scale’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Small Scale’

This weeks theme is small scale, the smallest thing I’ve ever photographed is a hairy shrimp. It basically looks like a speck in real life. I’m not sure if I like photographing things this small, I haven’t made up my mind. Theres an element of accomplishment when its in focus (they flimflam about a lot) but when you genuinely cannot see the thing in anything other than the screen on the camera it detracts from observing the wildlife. However, the other part of my mind thinks its amazing I can appreciate such smallness whereas other divers (without cameras) would not be able to.

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PhotoFriday – ‘Transportation’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Transportation’

This weeks theme is transportation and I immediately thought of the Thistlegorm, a WW2 wreck in the Red Sea. Its a ship, so transportation itself but it also is chockfull of other vehicles. A transporter of transportation :-D

Motor Bikes:

Trucks:

Trains!

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PhotoFriday – ‘Warm Light’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Warm Light’

This weeks theme is warm light. Taken at dusk in the red sea, these images have lovely warm light.

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PhotoFriday – ‘Glass’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Glass’

glass fish

“A school of glass fish doesn’t swim or swirl – it flows like a river of mercury.”

(David Doubilet, sport diver Aug 2006.)

This weeks theme is glass, so we’ll celebrate glass fish :) You can often find them in the dark corners of the ocean such as wrecks and caves. These here live in the Carnatic wreck in the Red Sea.

glass fish

glass fish

glass fish

glass fish

glass fish

I think these better illustrate the quote but I wasn’t sure if they were silversides or glass fish (or really what the difference is)? Taken in a cave in Cayman.
glass fish

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PhotoFriday – ‘Yellow’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Yellow’

We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.

If only, that’d be very cool (as long as it had big viewing windows).

This weeks theme is yellow, and my photo above is an old one but one I still like regardless of the mixed reactions of my peers at the time. I love wall to wall fish pictures, even closeups like this where you can’t really tell straight away whats going on. This is two butterfly fish, one behind the other, not a mutant one with the face in the middle ;) Below are some more yellow things from under the sea… sadly no submarines though:

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