Tiger Cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus macrodon). What you can see in its mouth are its eggs if you look closely and zoom in. Males incubate their eggs inside their mouths, as the egg masses increase in size they can be found with wide open mouths where they shift the eggs around to aerate the egg masses. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Phestilla melanobrachia aeolid #nudibranch this is the bright orange-yellow colour form. There is also the black dark form. The colour matching the colour of the dendrophylliid coral (Tubastrea, Dendrophyllia) on which specimens are feeding. . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Solenostomus paradoxus the ornate ghost pipefish or harlequin ghost pipefish. They reach a maximum length of 12 cm. They vary in color from red or yellow to black depending on the coral it is hiding on. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Even if you know where and what it is it’s properly camouflaged and hard to spot. But I’m sure the ones of you with a trained eye spotted the juvenile black-blotched porcupinefish (Diodon liturosus) straight away?! Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Crab on a cleaning station with transparent cleaner shrimps. I’m not sure exactly what kind of crab it is…so if you know please let me know in the comments. Picture was taken at local islands Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand, Andaman sea at 8m depth. . .Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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#happymothersday This is the offspring eggs of a Clark’s anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii). . . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Things you might only see once in your life time of scuba diving. Baby Brownbanded Bamboo #Shark 💙🦈❤️ (Chiloscyllium punctatum). This one is only 30cm in length. Protect our #sharks we need them. The oceans will not survive without sharks. They are reef cleaners. They eat old and sick fish and keep the numbers in check. . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Pteraeolidia ianthina, is a remarkable aeolid nudibranch which are way ahead of man in harnessing solar energy. Pteraeolidia has evolved a method of capturing and farming microscopic plants (zooxanthellae) in its own body. The plants flourish in this protected environment and as they convert the sun’s energy into sugars, they pass a significant proportion on to the nudibranch for its own use. . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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A Map puffer (Arothron mappa) on a cleaning station if you look closely you can see the transparent cleaner shrimps sitting/cleaning the puffer. . . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Surgeon fish are so hard to identify but I think this is the orangespine surgeon fish (Naso lituratus). . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Who likes Nemo? Amphiprion ocellaris, false percula clownfish. All anemonefish are protandrous hermaphrodites, meaning they first develop into males and may become females later in life. Anemonefish exhibit phenotypic plasticity when males, females, and juveniles inhabit the same anemone. In an anemonefish social group, the female is the dominant and largest member, followed by the dominant male, while other anemonefish remain non-reproductive. . . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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A tiny juvenile Long-nosed pipefish (Trachyrhamphus longirostris). They feed by sucking tiny invertebrates into their mouths. . . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Portrait of a tigertail seahorse (Hippocampus comes). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch under their chest which holds from 1 – 2,000 eggs and the pregnancy takes from 1 to 4 weeks. It is estimated that only 5% of babies survive. There are 47 different species of seahorses and 14 of those were discovered in the last eight years. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Hopefully the ocean gets a break too. Less ships and hopefully less fishing so oceans can recover! Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #mantaray

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White Longnosed pipefish. (Trachyrhamphus longirostris) in the snow. Also called Straightstick Pipefish. Related to the seahorse can you see the resemblance? Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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We don’t throw our old wetsuits away we recycle/upcycle them to mask bands/straps. Available in red green and black. 250,- thb a piece, all income goes towards marine protection projects! #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #natgeo #nature #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #ecowarrior #natgeowild #recycle #upcycle

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Yesterday I was finally able to photograph the beautiful Phestilla melanobrachia aeolid. It has both black and bright orange-yellow colour forms. Happy I caught the black one, the colour matching the colour of the dendrophylliid coral (Tubastrea, Dendrophyllia) on which specimens are feeding. . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Solenostomus paradoxus the ornate ghost pipefish or harlequin ghost pipefish. They reach a maximum length of 12 cm. They vary in color from red or yellow to black. . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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The blue ring angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis) picture was taken inside a cave. Adults can reach 45 cm in length, but mostly seen at around 20 cm. . . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Goniobranchus geminus, also known as the gem sea slug, is a species of very colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc. It can reach a maximum size of 5cm. . . . Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Cadlinella ornatissima is a species of sea slug or dorid #nudibranch the maximum size is 34mm. Often called the candy nudibranch. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scuba #Diving #waterworld #Aonang #underwaterworld #Underwaterphotography #Tauchen #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #underwatermagic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #uwpics #дайвинг #ecowarrior #ilovediving

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I like to sleep on a high pillow. 😉😂 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.

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Porcelain Anemone Crab (Neopetrolisthes maculosus). Their claws are proportionally large and they have three walking legs each side as against a normal crab which will have four, They have a prominent set of feelers which extend outwards to catch floating by plankton and the eyes are on short stalks. Compared to normal crabs the body is slightly elongated. They grow to a maximum width of 5 cm. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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The tripletail wrasse (Cheilinus trilobatus). A fish not very often photographed by me due to its shy behavior and it’s not very common. It eats shelled benthic invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans, but sometimes fish. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Myrichthys colubrinus, the banded snake eel, ringed snake eel or harlequin snake eel. It grows to a size of 97 cm in length and is often mixed up with the banded sea krait due to its ability to the Batesian mimicry. It also adjusts its behaviour to swim freely during the day, whereas other snake eels tend to stay hidden and roam at night. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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One time there is a whaleshark around what do I have on my camera? A macro lens obviously! 😂😂😂 At least I have half of it’s mouth on the picture even though I was 5m away Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #whaleshark

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This ist a starry pufferfish in its mouth you can see a Cymothoa exigua, or the tongue-eating louse, it is a parasitic isopod of the family Cymothoidae. This parasite enters fish through the gills. The female attaches to the tongue and the male attaches on the gill arches beneath and behind the female. Females are 8–29 millimetres (0.3–1.1 in) long and 4–14 mm (0.16–0.55 in) wide. Males are approximately 7.5–15 mm (0.3–0.6 in) long and 3–7 mm (0.12–0.28 in) wide. The parasite severs the blood vessels in the fish’s tongue, causing the tongue to fall off. It then attaches itself to the remaining stub of the tongue and becomes the fish’s new tongue. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowildlifephotography

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A common lesson that all sharks have to swim is often taught or said by media streams but in fact there are many “lazy” sharks. 😉 Just like this zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) which is a nocturnal hunter and otherwise lays around all day chilling. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Tube dwelling anemone Ceriantharians have a crown of tentacles that are composed of two whorls of distinctly different sized tentacles. The outer whorl consists of large tentacles that extend outwards. These tentacles taper to points and are mostly used in food capture and defence. The smaller inner tentacles are held more erect than the larger lateral tentacles and are used for food manipulation and ingestion. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

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Gymnodoris rubropapulosa a cannibal #nudibranch it follows the trail of other nudibranches and since it is much faster than most it can reach them in a short time. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

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