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© Copyright 2012 Andrew Trevor-Jones

Nudibranch, Tambja verconis, at Bare Island, La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 13.7 metres

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite housing, Flat port, 2 x DS161 strobes

ISO 200, 1/250s, f/16

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nudibranch, tambja verconis, 2012, underwater, sydney, d7000, 60mm

I have been participating in photography in one form or other since I was very young. It has been a passion that has not left me.

Most of my photographs are of natural subjects both above and below the water, with macro photography being my favourite.

I use Nikon gear and Ikelite housings.

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Comments

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture never seen one of these before bravo.

  • Thanks, Julie. They only seem to appear from time to time.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • George Borovskis
    George Borovskisover 2 years ago

    Great work Andrew. First one for the season.

  • Thanks, George. I’ll have to show you that reef some time.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 2 years ago

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    What a beautifully coloured little creature this is Andrew … great capture !

  • Thanks, Trish. I think I was very fortunate to stumble on it. I don’t get to see that species all that often.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Colin12
    Colin12over 2 years ago

    Nice one Andrew.

  • Thanks, Colin.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Brilliant capture of this stunning little chap Andrew.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks, Jude. I was pretty pleased to see it.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

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  • Thanks, Ray.
    7 January 2012.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerover 2 years ago

    Fascinating image…the color caught my eye…but what is it in common terms?

  • Rusty, nudibranchs are a large group of sea slugs, similar to slugs you see in the garden but they live in the sea. “Nudibranchs” means naked gills and these organisms have external gills. The structure sticking up from the middle of the back of the nudibranch in the picture are the gills. The two things that look like horns (but they are actually very soft) are called rhinopores and are sense orgrans that let the nudibranch “taste” the environment. There are around 2,000 different species and they vary greatly in their appearance. Here’s just a small selection: Nudibranchs

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerover 2 years ago

    Thanks for the explanation and link to your other work… They are a fascinating life-form!

  • You’re welcome – they still amaze me after over 30 years of seeing them.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

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