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A squid (a southern calamari) waits patiently over a patch of reef on a recent night dive off Blairgowerie in Victoria. Sitting, watching, waiting for prey to swim by.

I love how the squid has been caught by my flashes in this shot but is otherwise surrounded by the dark inky water. Night diving at its best.

Nikon D200
105mm VR macro


ocean, fish, australia, scuba, underwater, reef, squid, calamari

Stephen Colquitt is a photographer from Melbourne, Australia. He loves travel, and has a real passion for underwater photography.

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  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceover 5 years ago

    OK-OK-OK …now this is true AND I couldnt miss out on this ….
    It is an …XX~SQUID~ZITE SHOT …INDEED !!!!!!LOL ((((;

  • Nice play on words! Ex-squid-zite :-))))

    – Stephen Colquitt

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceover 5 years ago


  • lightsmith
    lightsmithover 5 years ago

    Who needs aliens when you have squid? Gorgeous colouring and yes, I love the inky black surrounds too.

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 5 years ago

    amazing – looks like a computer graphic, the lighting is so uniform and perfect!

  • James Peake Nature Photography.
    James Peake Na...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful catch Steve, I don’t think my little ‘point and shoot’
    managed one good image of these little beauties.

  • We will have to do it again some time Jim – I had a very good time (even though I was so tired on Friday at work).

    – Stephen Colquitt

  • James Peake Nature Photography.
    James Peake Na...over 5 years ago

    Always up for a night dive!

  • PPV247
    PPV247over 5 years ago

    Beautiful Stephen

  • Jeffrey de Guzman
    Jeffrey de Guzmanover 5 years ago

    I love the composition, sharpness and how vivid the image looks. How big was he?

  • Quite small Jeff – only about 20cm. Shot it at night with the 105mm macro. Very difficult to get focal lock on this guy as he was swimming around a lot.

    – Stephen Colquitt

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