Wrasse is one of the few fish species that can change their sex during the life time. The dominant male is removed/died, it is said that a suitable female get that place with a sex change.Colour pattern of the eye of this fish indicates it is in the process of such a sex change.
This is an attempt of getting an macro shot of Spotted Wobbegong (Orectolobus maculatus) in Magic Point, Sydney. Wobbegongs are kinds of Carpet Sharks. Though it is advised to shoot upwards, it is not practical when shooting a creature who is in the sea bed mostly. This is not bad as a try, but it could have been improved with more concentration.
Good thing about this photo is clarity of water (less particles in between lens and subject) which desn't result backscattering. Backscattering is the worst nightmare for underwater shooting. That gives you the advantage of improving the quality by increasing the contrast and etc.This photo shows the direction where sunlight coming from. In underwater photography it is advised to shoot in ...
Though nothing special about this photo, I like the two uncommon colours contrasting each other. Texture of Coral too seems very different.
I am very reluctant to add “humans” to a photograph taken beneath the sea. It gives me the feeling of blending the nature with artificial elements. Anyway, taking a photo with a man (i.e. Diver) is the only way of giving an idea about the size of an object in underwater photography. In that respect, there is no alternative. This ...
Sea slugs are simply explained as saltwater snails without a shell (or with an internal shell). There are no many researches done about them. Anyway, they should be playing a significant role in the ecosystem of a coral reef.This bright yellow colored slug (Notodoris minor) was captured in Great Barrier Reef.
Most of the seascapes we see in magazines with thousands of fish in blue water have been captured using wide angle lenses. This is same kind of attempt I made. Kiralagala in Hikkaduwa is one such site that provides a plenty of opportunity for wide angle photos. It got different rock formations that give many options supported by many kinds of fishes.
When I capture this, I was equipped with a simple point and shoot camera. So I had to shoot everything in the same manner. Obviously, this is a macro opportunity. Anyhow, today very sophisticated point and shoot camera housings are capable of changing lenses underwater, which are called “wet lenses”.I like this dull yellow colour for some reason. Mostly I ...
This sight reminded me of bird nest plants within the vegetation of a rain forest. If I am equipped with a wide angle lens I could have captured this better. That would have supported me to go closer to capture more details, without restricting the range. This capture is from the outer reef of Great Barrier Reef.
Wrasse seen within the ship wreck.
This lionfish is posed perfectly. Shot could have been improved by moving closer or using a macro.
This is Scorpionfish. It’s interesting to know, how cleverly it camouflage itself according to the surrounding. Though it is not an aggressive fish, it is always advised to keep a safe distance because its’ erectile spines of their dorsal, pelvic and anal fins contains poison. Of course this is not a very good shot. Though, this is best captured as ...
School of Yellowback fusiliers seen within the ship wreck, The Conch, which is more than 100 years old.
When visibility was too poor, you still have little chance of shooting different corals. This is a coral grown on the rocky surface of Kadawara Gala.