Dumpling Squid. by James Peake Nature Photography.

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Cute as a button, these Southern Dumpling Squids shine like semi-precious jewels under lights at night. Euprymna tasmanica, night dive Blairgowrie Marina.


rye, squid, opalescent

I’m a Nature Photographer based in south eastern Australia. Started off recording the dazzling diversity of marine life we have down here. I’m now also encompassing land based Flora and Fauna.

The focus of my images is always the subject and its inherit beauty. It really is amazing what you can see when you slow down and truly look.

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  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 5 years ago

    Beautiful creature. How big would you say they get Jim?

  • They don’t get much bigger than this one, around 7cm long.
    A big fave of mine these critters I love the opalescent colours
    they have, they really are little gems.

    – James Peake Nature Photography.

  • Amanda Cotton
    Amanda Cottonover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful, it almost looks like it was posing for you! :) Marvelous!

  • Thanks Amanda it was in the perfect position on top of that clump of weed.

    – James Peake Nature Photography.

  • Marcus Grant IPA
    Marcus Grant IPAover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 5 years ago

    Magnificent shot James :-)

  • Sekans
    Sekansover 5 years ago

    Teehee! Little squid are so cute! May I ask which camera you use?

  • Hi Jonathon I use a Fuji E900 in an Ikelite housing with a single Ikelite DS125 strobe, I also have some Inon macro & wide angle wet lens. Its a great little rig
    which has firstly introduced me to UW photography and since allowed me to expand and learn heaps. Most of my work is macro which this camera is very
    good with.

    – James Peake Nature Photography.

  • Sekans
    Sekansover 5 years ago

    Thanks. I would love to get into some underwater photography, but the gear is so expensive! :p

  • Yeah tell me about it, I’m looking to upgrade to DSLR and it’s frightening.

    – James Peake Nature Photography.

  • Megan Vaughan
    Megan Vaughanover 5 years ago

    That looks kind of like my cuttlefish.

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...over 5 years ago

    What a cute little bugger, Jim. I haven’t seen one of those in nearly 30 years.

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 5 years ago

    Magnificent specimen! Well captured! Good luck in the challenge!!

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...over 5 years ago

    Congratulations in the challenge, Jim.

  • I won eh!? Thanks Andrew, my vote was for that amazing Nautilus
    of yours. I’ll have to go check-out all the results now.

    – James Peake Nature Photography.

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