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Show us your marine life!

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I've noticed there hasn't been much love for marine life yet on these forums so I've created a thread for these beautiful creatures. If you have photos please post them, I would love to see them!!

 

I'll start with dolphins :)

I had the pleasure of swimming with these guys in South Australia. Wasn't so lucky the first time because they swam away, but on the second attempt we got a few curious fellas come over to check us out

 

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Sea lions in South Australia

 

Adults tend to not want a bar of you, but the young ones are far more curious and love to play with you and mimic your dives and somersaults. Swimming with these guys was one of the best wildlife experiences I've had

 

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Do you like my piece of seaweed??

 

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Whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

 

Please forgive the quality. I have a waterproof point and shoot and the visibility wasn't the best.

We saw 7 inidividuals in a single day in late March. They are about 6-7 metres in length!

 

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Bonus: leopard shark, blue spotted ray and lionfish all spotted at Ningaloo

 

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Green turtles off Lady Elliot Island (Southern Great Barrier Reef)

 

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Loggerhead hatchlings - Bargara, Queensland, Australia

 

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@@monalisa - there are some marine life topics here, did you see this thread:

 

http://safaritalk.net/topic/12881-pelagic-photos/

 

And this one

 

http://safaritalk.net/topic/13363-bottlenose-dolphins-strand-feeding/

 

And this one

 

http://safaritalk.net/topic/10902-elephants-seals-california/

 

 

plus some others...

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Lovely images

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@@offshorebirder Thank you for linking those. Your dolphin thread especially is incredible!! You are very very lucky!! I would love to have seen that.

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A female hawksbill turtle. First time out for my Olympus Tough 4. Taken in the South Male Atoll, Maldives.

 

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Both photos are Raw files converted to DNG in Lightroom with the only editing (so far) a small amout of dehazing.

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Nudibranch - False Bay - Cape Town

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2 separate eagle rays, the second is a juvenile I think. South Male Atoll, Maldives.

 

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Take with an Olympus Tough waterprooof compact. Raw files edited in Lightroom.

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@Elsa Hoffmann I love your signature quote - I have reached the second stage but doubt I will ever produce images worthey of the last!

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Giant Moray Eel with a small wrasse on cleaning duties

 

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Black tipped reef shark and friends

 

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I've come across this old picture of  black tip reef sharks taken in 2002 on Huahine Island in French Polynesia.....makes me want to go backs 

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On 6/17/2017 at 11:46 AM, pomkiwi said:

Black tipped reef shark and friends

 

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Thank you for the kind comment. We both know the challenges of shooting underwater. I sometimes wonder how I even did that. 

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