860-290785 - Sunken excavator. Despite not being heavily colonized by marine species, it can be considered a wreck, or an artificial ecosystem of scenic interest for divers. Underwater bottoms of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
1350-6274 - Portrait of a juvenile specimen of damselfish (Chromis chromis). Before taking the typical dark brown color of their adult form, these fishes have magnificent electric blue bands. The juvenile specimens are very small, a few centimeters, and they move with nervous and unpredictable movements without any moment of pause.
1350-6288 - Giant goose-neck barnacle (Pollicipes polymerus) in the rare "red-lips" variant, found in the turbulent waters of the Nakwakto Rapids (Seymour Inlet, BC, Canada), known to feature the strongest currents in the world.
1350-6282 - A split shot of diver taken from Capodacqua lake, in Abruzzo (Italy). Half dome is in the water depicting the submerged ruins of the middle-age mills, the other half is above water surface, showing the ancient paint factory located on the shore of the lake and, further away, the scenery of the mountains of the Tirino Valley.
1350-6261 - A common mediterranean jellyfish (Pelagia noctiluca) feasting on another mediterranean jellyfish (Neoturris pileata), rarely seen in shallow waters. This picture was taken during special event occurred on April 2019 in the Strait of Messina, when special conditions of weather, sea currents and moon phases brought close to surface a lot of pelagic subjects, including a few usually living very deep.
1350-6264 - A group of dolphins (Delphinus delphis) create a network of air bubbles to trap a small group of sardines before launching the attack. Photo taken during south african sardine run, an event taking place yearly between May and July, when millions of sardines lay their eggs in the cold waters of the Agulhas shoal and then move north along the eastern coast of South Africa, being chased and hunted by dolphins, sharks, whales and birds.
1350-6277 - Close up of the eggs of a common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) in an advanced state of maturation; the eyes of the small octopuses can already be seen. The mother takes care of the eggs, protecting and aerating them without stopping, not eating anymore after laying them, and dying immediately after hatching.
1350-6257 - A nursehound (Scyliorhinus stellaris) watches closely a group of small cod passing by. Shot taken off Chioggia (VE) on one of the many rocky formations developed in the seabed of the upper Adriatic, called Tegnue. These bio-sediments are similar to coral reefs and for this reason they are also called Adriatic coral reefs.
1350-6260 - A diver watches in awe a dense soup of tunicates aggregated by very special sea conditions. This picture was taken during a special event occurred on April 2019 in the Strait of Messina, when special conditions of weather, sea currents and moon phases brought close to surface a lot of pelagic subjects, including a few usually living very deep.
1350-6278 - A diver admires in awe a big aggregation of jack fishes in the waters of Cabo Pulmo Marine National Park, where marine biomass has increased exponentially since the marine park was established, Baja California Sur, Mexico