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monalisa

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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monalisa

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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monalisa

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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monalisa

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

 

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monalisa

Loggerhead hatchlings - Bargara, Queensland, Australia

 

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offshorebirder

@@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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kittykat23uk

Lovely images

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monalisa

@@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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pomkiwi

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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Elsa Hoffmann

Nudibranch - False Bay - Cape Town

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pomkiwi

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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pomkiwi

@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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pomkiwi

Giant Moray Eel with a small wrasse on cleaning duties

 

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pomkiwi

Black tipped reef shark and friends

 

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ld1

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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Elsa Hoffmann
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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Antee

Some marine wildlife from my trip to Iceland recently.
I guess birds who is living their lives by the water is also marine wildlife :) 

1. Puffin -- Ingolfshovdi , Southern part of Iceland. Great colony of Puffins here which is easy to photograph.

2. Puffin -- Ingolfshovdi , bringing back som fish for their young ones.

 

3. Orcas -- Breidarfjordur outside Olafsvik on the Snaefellnes peninsula. Best place on Iceland to contact with Orcas. Baby Orca travel with his family group.
 

4. Sperm whale -- Breidarfjordur outside Olafsvik on the Snaefellnes peninsula. Best place on Iceland to contact with the worlds largest tooth whale and one of two places in the world where you can see Orcas and Sperm whale almost together and on the same tour. 

 

5. Minke whale -- Flaxa bay outside Reykjavik. Minke whale who is breaching and jumping out of the water, very rarely seen. Very, very long distance but still a cool sighting.

 

6. Humpback whale -- Flaxa bay outside Reykjavik. Hitting the water with it´s tail. No one knows for sure why they do this. The behavior is a subject for alot of speculation.

 

7. Kittiwake -- Reykjanes peninsula. Coming in for landing.

 

8. Fulmar -- Reykjanes peninsula.

 

9. White beaked dolphin --  Flaxa bay outside Reykjavik.

 

 

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pomkiwi

Humpback whales breaching 100 yards or so off of the Noosa north shore, Queensland, Australia.  This pair of whales brached several time in unison and did not vary the pattern of the left hand whale jumping forwards and the one on the right turning to land on his back. These whales appear to be heading south and my son who lives locally told me that both the northward migration and return south have been unusually early this year. We saw whales on 2 or the 4 days we were at the coast this week.

 

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Taken using a Nikon D7200 and 18-300mm lens @ 300mm.  1/320 sec, f/10, ISO 200.

Not the best of shots but a lovely moment.

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Dave Williams

A Common Dolphin seen off the South Wales Pembrokeshire coast earlier this week.

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michael-ibk

Wow, Dave, that´s an iconic Dolphin photo - superb.

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Dave Williams
On 01/10/2017 at 5:52 PM, michael-ibk said:

Wow, Dave, that´s an iconic Dolphin photo - superb.

 

@michael-ibk Thank you Michael, you are too kind. In actual fact I got very lucky with this particular Dolphin as it was close to the boat and leapt out of the water 3 times in succession as it swam alongside us so I had more than one chance which is just as well as most shots were far from perfect . Framing them in a rocking boat and locking focus on a wet shiny beast isn't simple for me though! I find that using a short lens makes life easier then crop the shot later. This was taken at 105mm on my 24-105 lens with a full frame camera.

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Falyalcala

HI, 

 

Some pics of stingless jellyfish taken in togean island (INDONESIA). 

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pomkiwi

Orcas ( two out of a pod of three) hunting on the cost of the Kenai Peninsular, Alaska.

 

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Lyss

@pomkiwi Epic orca sighting! One day I will see them in the wild.

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pomkiwi

@Lyss Thank-you. It was a nice few minutes. Perhaps you could get to Seattle - I believe they have a resident pod that provides reliable sightings.

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