THE LITTLE GUYS OF MABUL & SIPADAN

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This is a Clown or Painted Frog Fish that we found at a site called "Froggie Lair" off Mabul. 
Like all froggies, he generally sits in one spot waving his lure in front of his mouth
until a fish stops by to check out the lure and becomes "Instant Dinner"


Taken with a Nexus Housed Nikon F4 on Velvia Film
105mm micro Nikor with a 4T diopter
Lighting with a Subtronic Gamma and S&S YS30 TTL Slave

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On another night dive off Mabul, we spotted legions of these well armed anemone crabs. 
Their protective shells are covered with various anemones to provide further protection.

Taken with a Nexus Housed Nikon F4 on Velvia Film
105mm micro Nikor with a 4T diopter
Lighting with a Subtronic Gamma and S&S YS30 TTL Slave

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There are many handsome Blennies on the shallow reefs of Mabul,
and this little fellow showed no fear of the camera.

Taken with a Nexus Housed Nikon F4 on Velvia Film
105mm micro Nikor with two stacked 4T diopters
Lighting with a Subtronic Gamma and S&S YS30 TTL Slave

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The night reefs of Mabul are alive with decorator crabs of all sizes and descriptions. 
This crabby has attached bits of colored living sponge and tunicates
all over its' body for camouflage and protection.

Taken with a Nexus Housed Nikon F4 on Velvia Film
200mm micro Nikor with 6T diopter
Lighting with a Subtronic Gamma and S&S YS30 TTL Slave

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(Background pattern taken from a macro image of a brittlestar body and manipulated with Photoshop 5.0)

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Phillip Slosberg.
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