~ Golden Eye ~
A very rare find and fascinating looking fish. The Oxeye dory normally lives in deep offshore waters, but this one got swept inshore by strong currents caused by upwelling. To date I know of only one other person whom have seen and photographed this specie inshore along the Cape Town coast line.
~ Surge Master ~
I was completely blown away just how excellent this tiny Ghost Pipe Fish was able to navigate the surge. Its paper thin and only a few centimeters long. Yet it was able to stay on the same section of reef for a couple of weeks in spite of a fairly descent size swell running. There was enough surge to make it hard for me to stay in the general area, yet this guy had no problem.
~ A Little Curious ~
Recently stumble upon a bay with quite a few of these Multi Coloured nudibrach. Which made it easy to verify my observation that that are sensitive to light. Rather interesting as they don't have eyes.
~ Black Hole ~
The long tentacles of the Tube anemone is forever searching to grab any food the current might push past it. Once caught it will place it inside its mouth....with so many tentacles, I doubt if it will be starving.
~ Candle Light ~
It has been said that nudibranchs only par take in three activities, eating, procreation and laying eggs. For my time in the water with them, I have found that activity one and two is often enjoyed at the same time. Here two Twin Crown nudibranchs is enjoying a "candle light" dinner. Ain't such a romantic moment just perfect for celebrating #worldwildlifeday#GeoCloete#CapturedwithPassion