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Plant or Animal

IMG_2141 aThere are some pretty amazing things you find. So far there are some things I have been unable to identify. I keep trying and eventually I may be enlightened. This is a shy plant(?) which is seen sticking out of the coral. It retracts and is completely hidden whenever there is a threat. You have to swim up slowly in order to get a shot.

IMG_2469 aAs an aside the Red Sea is so named because of the red coral. It doesn’t seem so red because underwater the first color that is lost as you go deep is the color red. But at night with a flash and restoration of the natural colors, I cannot understand the naming of the Red Sea.

IMG_2503This other object is or maybe a nudibranch or not. It is something I’ve only seen at night and it is certainly hidden under the coral. But I’ve looked during the day and you don’t see this. It’s tiny, pretty, and so delicate looking.IMG_2504

3 responses

  1. You really have been finding some pretty things on your dives. I would so like this type of photography if I was not afraid of getting chomped on by a shark or Killer Whale. I do know the sharks can come in close and snorkeling probably is not much safer either.

    October 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

  2. It’s more scary doing a night dive. In the blackness with only a powerful light source it feels like you are waving the bright light to attract sharks for dinner. Of course that’s not true and everyone says so. But then, who has had a conversation with a shark to confirm? I think that for most divers it has been pretty safe. But the operative word is ‘most’.

    October 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

  3. You images are absolutely stunning; I found your subjects to be very unique and interesting.

    November 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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