On a muck-dive we encountered a beautiful anemone. It was tiny around 2cm in diameter and I don’t know the name or was able to ID it. So if you know anemone and know what it is please leave a comment. Taken at 17m depth Andaman sea Ao Nang Krabi Thailand. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

Rescue of a Monitor Lizard

Mouth brooding male Cheilodipterus macrodon, the large-toothed cardinalfish. You can see the eggs in its mouth Mouthbrooding, also known as oral incubation and buccal incubation. Typically, after courtship, the male fertilises the eggs and then collects them in his mouth, holding onto them until they hatch. During this time he cannot feed. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

A flying Thysanozoon nigropapillosum gold-speckled flatworm. They grow up to 76mm.The dorsal surface is deep black and covered with numerous yellow-tipped papillae varying in size. The ventral surface is dark brown. The outer margin of the body is slightly wavy and bordered in opaque white. They have small, ear-like pseudotentacles in the middle of the anterior end. They swim by propelling themselves through the water with a rhythmic undulating motion of the body. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

Small and hard to photograph but I was lucky enough to get a portrait shot of a Chrysiptera parasema, also known as yellowtail damselfish. In the wild, male C. parasema have their own territories, located near a nesting site. Each territory contains eggs from previous females. The females will swim around inspecting each male and its territory before choosing one based on its size and the number of eggs in its territory. As a part of the evaluation, the female will display a light ring around her eyes, and the male will respond with its own displays. The next day, the female will spawn with the chosen male. An individual male can have up to 10,000 eggs from different females. Males often abandon their territories to claim territories with more eggs, as this makes them appear more favorable to the females. The eggs hatch after up to 4 days, depending on temperature, and the male is responsible for guarding and caring for the eggs. The subsequent larval stage can take 10 to 50 days. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

This Hypselodoris pulchella #nudibranch was a bit Special it had a split tail as you can see on the picture. Not sure if this is a genetic mutation or if it was an attack from a predator. If you have any idea let me know what you think. Nevertheless the nudi seemed to be fine. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Today is international whaleshark day. Let us appreciate and protect this magnificent shark. 10 facts about whaleshark 10. With the exception of the Mediterranean Sea, whale sharks can be found in all temperate and tropical oceans around the world and migrate thousands of miles to different feeding grounds. 9. The whale shark has distinctive light-yellow/white markings (random stripes and dots) on its very thick, dark gray skin. 8. Despite their size, whales sharks are considered harmless and are often referred to as “gentle giants.” 7. It is thought that whale sharks may have a lifespan of 100 to 150 years. 6. The whale shark is a filter feeder and can neither bite nor chew. Although its mouth can stretch to four feet wide, its thousands of teeth are so tiny that it can only eat small shrimp, fish and plankton by using its modified gill rakers as a suction filter. 5. A whale shark can process more than 6,000 liters of water an hour through its gills. 4. A whale shark’s mouth is at the very front of its head—as opposed to the underside of the head like most sharks. 3. It is thought that less than 10 percent of whale sharks born survive to adulthood. Upon giving birth, the mother shark leaves her young to fend for themselves. 2. Whale sharks are slow swimmers, moving at speeds of no little more than 3 miles per hour. 1. The main threat to whale sharks is the growth of unregulated and unsustainable fisheries to supply international trade demands for shark fins, liver oil (used to waterproof wooden boats), skin and meat. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Removing abandoned Fishing Net

National Geographic published our Project Removing abandoned Ghost and Fishing Nets. Abandoned Fishing nets are a killer for our reefs. Due to it entangles into corals they’ll choke get broken off by surge of waves. reef resident fish are getting entangled and die. Read more on

Zanzibar Whip Coral Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica). This Shrimp ist less than 1.5cm in length and is mostly sitting on black whip corals but hard to find since it’s camouflaged like the coral. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #Natgeo #snorkeling #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #ilovediving #wildlife

Brilliant flatworm (Pseudobiceros fulgor). Did you know? Pseudobiceros are hermaphrodites. Flatworms engage in penis fencing. 😂 When the “winner” touches its penis to the “skin” of the other, insemination occurs, and the “loser” has to bear the burden of motherhood. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Juvenile pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis). This one was only 8cm in length. The pharaoh cuttlefish is a large cuttlefish species, growing to 42 cm in mantle length and 5 kg in weight. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

She loved her own mirror in my port glass. Do you think she recognized herself? Hawksbill sea #turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys. (Eretmochelys imbricata) Conservation status: Critically Endangered (Population decreasing) Did you know: Young hawksbills have a heart-shaped carapace. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scuba #Diving #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #Underwaterphotography #Tauchen #phiphiislands #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #Natgeo #cmas #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #uwpics #fishporn #fish #ecowarrior #ilovediving #happybubbles

Did you have to look twice before you saw it? Indian ocean Walkman (Inimicus didactylus) Closeup profile portrait. Due to the fact that this species lives a fairly sedentary life, mostly buried in sand it will often become riddled with parasites, algae and crustaceans due to the amount of time spent motionless waiting for prey. Fortunately for the indian oceanic walkman this isn’t much of a problem as it has the ability to shed its outer layer, effectively getting rid of any unwanted passengers. When disturbed by a potential predator, the indian ocean walkman fans out its brilliantly colored pectoral and caudal fins as a warning. Once dug in, it is very reluctant to leave its hiding place. When it does move, it displays an unusual way of moving, it crawls slowly along the seabed, employing the four lower rays (two on each side) of its pectoral fins as legs. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Today is the last day of #sharkweek which means it is the last day of me featuring my #shark pictures. Brownbanded bamboo shark, (Chiloscyllium punctatum) the most amazing fact about this shark is it can survive out of the water for up to 12 hrs. Concave posterior margined dorsal fin. No color patterns for the adults but the juveniles have dark transverse bands with some dark spots. These sharks are nocturnal animals and Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List. Its minimum population doubling is 4.5–14 years range. The major threats to these sharks are the loss of their habitat, pollution, and hunting (both for aquarium trade as well as food). Reproduction is oviparous. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld Poseidon Dive Center Ao Nang

Because it’s #sharkweek I’ll feature my #shark pictures. Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum). I love sharks they are so beautiful! Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scuba #Diving #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #Underwaterphotography #Tauchen #phiphiislands #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #Natgeo #cmas #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #uwpics #fishporn #fish #ecowarrior #ilovediving #happybubbles #shark

Because it’s #sharkweek I feature my #shark pictures. Sharks need protection! This is a picture of my first whale shark I’ve ever seen. Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world and grow to a Max of 12m and 9 metric tonnes. Whale sharks have a mouth that can be 1.5 m (4.9 ft) wide, containing 300 to 350 rows of tiny teeth and 20 filter pads which it uses to filter feed plankton and small fish. They reach sexual maturity at around 30 years and their lifespan is an estimated 70. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Even on a close-up shot of a flounder it is pretty much invisible isn’t it? Did you know? Flounders are born with one eye on either side of their head, like any normal fish. However, during the course of early development, one eye migrates over the top of the head to the other side, twisting the skull in the process. As this happens, the fish changes from an upright-swimming planktonic larva to a juvenile that lies on one side when it settles to the bottom. The upper side of the fish retains normal coloration, while the lower side becomes white. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Today is Earth overshoot day. July 29 marks Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), and for the rest of 2019 all the energy humanity uses is unsustainable in the long term. It is the earliest that EOD has ever fallen, and means humans are using nature 1.75 times faster than Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate. It means that in just seven months, humans have exhausted the amount of water, soil, clean air and other resources that the planet can generate in 2019, meaning from now until December all the energy we use is unsustainable in the long-term. The extra waste we now produce cannot be absorbed and will cause harm, and we are using too many other natural resources – like eating fish, plant-based food and meat – too quickly. Reduce your carbon footprint! There are easy ways to do so! • Buy fish once a week (not 5 times). • Eat fish from sustainable resources know where and how it has been caught! https://ift.tt/XveAuR • Lower your own standards and carbon footprint. • Turn off the water while soaping under the shower. • Turn off lights which are not needed. • Leave your car at home and take a walk or a bicycle. • Don’t go to the Gym by car and then sit on the bike. • Do not throw your rubbish over board or on the side of the street eventually it’ll end in our Oceans. • If you have to use Plastic, use reusable Plastic containers • Bring your own Bag to the Market • Recycle • Cut energy use at home • Minimise waste • Grow your own fruit, veg and herbs • Instal energy efficient appliances at home • Compost • Car pool and use public transport • Go plastic free • Buy from charity shops • Cut down on meat consumption Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

First time I’ve seen a Marbled shrimp (Saron marmoratus) here. It’s also known as the Saron Shrimp, Eyespot Shrimp or Carid Shrimp. There seems to be some debate as to whether their present taxonomy is correct. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Fimbriated Moray

The fimbriated moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus) also known as darkspotted moray or spot-face moray. It can reach a maximum length of 80 centimetres (31 in). Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #Natgeo #snorkeling #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #ilovediving #wildlife
The fimbriated moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus)

Zebra Shark

Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)

Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is an Endangered species worldwide! Often mixed up with the Leopard Shark due to its Pattern. It’s called Zebra shark because as a juvenile it does have the black and white stripes of a zebra. This Zebra #Shark is 2,5m in length and is nocturnal laying on sandy patches and the seafloor during daytime. Unlike a Media lie that “all sharks have to swim” here is proof that many Sharks don’t have to. The zebra shark is oviparous which means the female lays eggs. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer#DanielSasse#Scubadiving#Aonang#Krabi