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Spanish Shawl. (Flabellina iodinea) Santa Cruz Island, CA by Eyal Nahmias


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Spanish Shawl. (Flabellina iodinea) Santa Cruz Island, CA by 

Flabellina iodinea or spanish shawl or spanish dancer is a 1-2 inch Nudibranch, Sea Slug that can be found at the pacific ocean. Santa Cruz Island National Park, CA U.S.A

nikon FA with Ikelite housing
Ektachrome 100
50 2.8 macro
2 ikelite strobes
scanned with Nikon Coolscan V

Featured: Creatures that Slither and Slide. October 2009
Featured: California Sound Group August 2011
Featured: All That is Nature Group August 2011
Featured: Superbly Visual Group September 2011

Consider these photos as companions. :-)


  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 7 years ago

    Love these little guys, so many varieties and so very beautiful……..lovely shot !

  • RebeccaLee86
    RebeccaLee86over 7 years ago

    I love these creatures! They are so beautiful to watch. Lovely colors!

  • Ilunia Felczer
    Ilunia Felczerover 7 years ago

    great shot Eyal!!!! love those colors…

  • lensman
    lensmanover 7 years ago

    It amazes me that nature always shows naturally complimentary colours together.
    Beautifullly taken Eyal.

  • stevenlove
    stevenloveover 7 years ago

    Very color full creature. I like that flourescent purple, it makes it look like it’s glowing.
    I’ve seen them on Nature documentaries. When threatened they twist their bodies through the water flashing their bright colors looking like a dancer, hence the name “Spanish Dancer”.

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerover 7 years ago

    Awesome colors and textures!

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 7 years ago

    Globalphotos, Rebecca, Ilunia, lensman, Steven & kcranmer, Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. Steven.. you’re right.. I should have included this info in my description

  • hallucingenic
    hallucingenicover 7 years ago

    the purple is so pretty very nice photo :D

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 7 years ago

    hallucingenic, Thank you!!!

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoover 7 years ago

    what gorgeous colours Eyal…

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