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Living on a Gorgonian

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A selection of Gorgonian life taken over the last months, from the cute sea horses of the Indo-Pacific to the carnivorous creatures of the Mediterranean.

 

All your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

Enjoy,

 

Sven.

 

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Hippocampus bargibanti, 2!, Indo-Pacific, Wakatobi

 

 

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Hippocampus bargibanti, Indo-Pacific, Wakatobi

 

 

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Hippocampus denise, Indo-Pacific, Wakatobi

 

 

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Hippocampus denise, Indo-Pacific, Wakatobi

 

 

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Neosimnia spelta on Eucinella singularis , Mediterranean, Algeria

 

 

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Tritonia nilsodhneri on Eucinella singularis , Mediterranean, Algeria

Curling like a spaghetti around the stem of the Gorgonian,

 

 

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Tritonia nilsodhneri on Eucinella singularis , Mediterranean, Algeria

Carnivoreous nudi, with branchies matching the coral's polyps.

 

 

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Tritonia nilsodhneri on Eucinella singularis , Mediterranean, Algeria

 

 

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Marionia blainvillae on Leptogorgia sarmentosa , Mediterranean, Algeria

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Life on a gorgonian seems rather high-stress, don't you think?

Fantastic macro images!!!!

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Really interesting series. With a couple of wide angles would form the basis of an interesting article.

 

Alex

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Always amazes me the diversity of creatures if you take the time to stop and look for them.

That's a nice composition and great photos.

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Thanks for the comments.

 

In addition to the macros posted before, I have some wide-angles (thanks for the tip Alex). It is indeed nice to have not only the macro's but also an idea of the environment.

 

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White gorgonian in the Mediterranean

 

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Purple gorgonian in the Mediterranean

 

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Purple gorgonian in the Mediterranean. This gorgonian species needs less light, this series was in a cavern.

 

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Mediterranean, Neosimnia on yellow gorgonian.

 

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On this Gorgonian you can find a tritonia, tritonia eggs and a Mediterranean sea plume (crinoid). It was shot in a swollen sea with low visibility at 24m depth.

 

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A fan in the Indo-Pacific, a shelter for a diversity of fish.

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Hey Sven,

 

Great pictures thanks for showing them to us!

 

It always amazes me how much you see whaen you look at a small area closely as opposed to a large area! Your pictures have inspired me to put my macro lenses back on!

 

Thanks again

 

Adam

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I'm with Richard. They are all good, and the second Hippo is special! Thanks Sven :):blush::lol:-_-:)

Steve

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