Baby octopus on a leaf - Okinawa, Japan by Okinawa Nature Photography
Squat Shrimp (Thor amboinensis)
Thor amboinensis is sometimes nicknamed the sexy shrimp due to its tendency to vibrate its abdomen while walking.
The banded pipefish has a straight, elongated body which reaches a maximum length of 19 cm. It has fleshy streams coming back from its head, trailing sometimes metres behind the fish itself. These trails are thought to be mechanisms of camouflage for the pipefish whilst hiding in reeds. Similar to other seahorses and pipefish, the male banded pipefish is equipped with a specialized brood pouch, rather than the female. The female will deposit her eggs in the male’s pouch, where they will be developed. The male will later give birth
Eye-to Eye Pipefish by Tony Wu.
This shot blows my mind.
Ginger flower at Crocolandia
Komodo ‘11: Day Six: White Sands
Orang Utan Crab [Achaeus japonicus] - decorater crab.
Crinoid Squat Lobster [Allogalathea elegans] from my dive trip to Manado, Indonesia, in 2009.
These are tiny crustaceans that live in Crinoid feather stars. They are the only species in the Genus and are particularly satisfactory to spot.
I was lucky that this little guy was showing off, and I could get a good shot. So many underwater photographers
tear apart adjust the marine environment to get the shot. Where’s the fun in that?
A Picture-Perfect Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, the size of a grain of rice, found in Manado. Photo by Gil Woolley
Moray Eel by Rory Ferguson