Coleman shrimp

Coleman shrimp are a bit of a trophy animal when looking at fire urchins. Us macro photographers typically try to get the male and female lining up like this for a nice pose. Anilao, Philippines. Olympus EPL-3, 45mm Leica lens, subsee +10 diopter, twin s2000 strobes.

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Cuttlefish and basket star

This juvenile cuttlefish helpfully posed for me in front of a basket star on a night dive in Moalboal. The basket star in the background is, if anything, the more fascinating of these two animals to me. Olympus EPL-3, 45mm Leica lens, subsee +10 diopter, twin s2000 strobes.

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Xenia shrimp

Talk about tiny! Here is a very small (maybe 7mm?) Xenia shrimp on a zenia coral polyp. Taken in Anilao, philippines. I am quite taken with the play of white-on-white that the little critters that live in and among Xenia coral make. They seem very sculptural and elegant to me. Olympus EPL-3,…

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Xenia Crab

Xenia crab in Xenia soft coral. Beautiful camouflage. Quite hard to shoot due to size (check out the coral polyps for scale) and timidity. I am quite taken with the play of white-on-white that the little critters that live in and among Xenia coral make. They seem very sculptural and elegant…

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Zebra Crab

Zebra crab couple on a fire urchin. Anilao, philippines. These guys often live in pairs. Olympus EPL-3, 45mm Leica lens, subsee +10 diopter, twin s2000 strobes.  

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