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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PhotoFriday – ‘Minimalism’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Minimalism’


This weeks theme is Minimalism. I could have gone several ways with this one but I decided on this really old photo from 2006. I’ve always liked the simplicity of air bubbles when diving, most times other peoples bubbles are annoying but for shots like these you don’t have to wait long in busy places like the red sea for someone to be deeper than you. I’ve also posted a non-diving one over on my other blog too so do check that out.

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Published in Undersea Journal

I’ve got 4 photos in the Q4 edition of Undersea Journal (a business to business publication for the PADI Diving Society). If any of my friends have a copy and can snapshot me the layout I’d be really interested to see it. Thanks.

Happy world Octopus Day!

Today is world octopus day! I love these guys, especially when they change colours & textures to match the reef (see video below).

Octopuses are worthy of appreciation for a number of reasons. First of all, they are one of earth’s great survivors. Indeed, despite their relatively short life span, octopus fossils date back more than 300 million years, meaning that they pre-date even dinosaurs. They are also highly intelligent, with around 500 million neurons located in their brains and arms, allowing them to bypass their insticts, learn lessons and solve problems.

In addition, they are visually stunning, coming in various different colours and shapes, while the Giant Pacific Octopus is able to grow to weigh more than 600 pounds!


I meet the one above on the barge wreck in the Red Sea, part of a mating pair (at least I assume mating and not flighting). Here’s the video. Apologies for the quality, I was using a macro lens so I was very far away from them but its interesting footage. The photobombing fish didn’t help ;)

Not sure if wonderpus count but I doubt they get their own day so here is a cheeky chappy I meet in Raja Ampat:

to see some others I’ve meet see the last ‘world octopus day’ post I made here. For more octopus fun check twitter, theres some really cool stuff online today. Don’t forget to add me, I’m scuba_suzy on twitter.

PhotoFriday – ‘Creature’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Creature’

Tiny Frog fish
Picture Mike took of Lizzie

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, my new little baby has been keeping me plenty busy.

This week’s theme is Creature so heres some wee frog fish from Raja Ampat to brighten you Friday morning.

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Tiny Frog fish

PhotoFriday – ‘Detail’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Detail’

Cardinal fish

Being too fat to function is pretty much dominating my thoughts at the moment as I’m now 3 days overdue with my little one and getting bigger by the second. On the upside I’m still able to eat and I spare a thought for these poor little mouth-brooding cardinal fish from the Red Sea….

Once the eggs are released and fertilized the male will take the eggs into his mouth to protect them while they incubate. The eggs remain in his mouth for 10 days or more and every minute or so he will open his mouth to allow fresh water to oxygenate the eggs. Even after hatching the fry remain in mouth of the male for a few days. He allows them to swim in and out of his mouth until they are mature enough to face life in the ocean. At this time, he spits them out in groups to search for food. So long as the male holds the eggs, and subsequently the fry, in his mouth the male does not eat. During this time the female will aggressively chase away any other fish that encroach on the male’s location. So much less fun than lying on the sofa watching star wars films with Mike lol.

Since this weeks theme is detail, I’ve made a 100% crop in on those tiny little eggs, as you can see they are mostly little balls with eyes at this stage so I’d say this little fishy wasn’t going to be eating for quite a few more days.

Cardinal fish eggs

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Also, I made it into this weeks noteworthy with my PhotoFriday – Orange post from two weeks ago. Thanks to all who voted for me :) This week we’re voting for last weeks theme of moving – I’m no #51 ;).

Photofriday Noteworthy Orange