THE LITTLE GUYS OF MABUL & SIPADAN

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A small Orangutan crab nestles among the polyps of his host Bubble Anemone.

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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At night, fish change their daytime colors dramatically in order to hide from predators while sleeping.  

This little Rabbit fish was sound asleep when I approached.

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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Perched among the polyps of a distended soft coral tree, this little decorator crab has the perfect camouflage.
On the closeup shot, his claws can be seen to have hooks at the tips to allow him to
hang securely onto the soft coral as it sways in the currents.

Taken with Nexus Housed Nikon F4 on Velvia Film
105 micro, TC201 2x teleconverter and 4T Diopter (3:1 reproduction)
Lighting with a Subtronic Gamma and S&S YS30 TTL Slave

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This eel was found in shallow water buried in the sand at a site off Mabul called Crocodile Alley.  
He had not been seen before and is the spookiest eel I've ever seen!

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

(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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