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Photo #19 – Roboastra gracilis

Roboastra gracilis, a species of nudibranch
Roboastra gracilis, photographed in the waters off Pelorus Island, Queensland.

This photograph is a finalist in the Panda’s Thumb Photography Contest. If you’re interested in heading over there and voting for the best photograph – and I won’t blame you if you think it’s mine *hint hint* – then I won’t stop you.

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September 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm Comments (0)

Photo #16 – Phyllidia ocellata

Phyllidia ocellata, a species of nudibranch

Phyllidia ocellata, photographed in the waters off Pelorus Island, Queensland.

Nudibranchs (including Phyllidia ocellata) form a “clade” (meaning that all species of nudibranch descend from a common ancestor that no non-nudibranch descends from) of predatory sea slugs. Nudibranchs tend to be vibrantly coloured, and there is a great deal of variation between species in not only the colour patterns but even in the anatomy – which makes them great photography subjects!

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August 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm Comments (0)