June 2010

This image captures a pair of cuttlefish mating beneath the jetty and dive centre at Lankayan Island. I spent about an hour with one of the female specimens when we “bumped into” a male. Suddenly, they got interested in each other and proceded to mate right in front of my camera as I captured the action. This image was the last one of the sequence before they separated and was (in my opinion) by far the best one owing to the overall symmetry of the cuttlefish and the pier legs combined. Image taken on 30 th January 2010 using a Nikon D200/Subal housing combination with a 10.5mm fish eye lens. Camera settings were 1/50th second, f16, ISO100.

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