What happens in water after the sun goes down? All the freaks come out to play.
Squishy, slimy, tentacled invertebrates that would make such a nice lunch for some nasty boney fish, take advantage of the cover of darkness to send out their polyps and scamper about while avoiding predators. Without sunlight, there is no sense in photosynthesizing, they have to get more creative in their feeding. To eat and not be eaten, that is the MO of nature. So, dear spineless creatures, slither about, roll your googly eyes at me, and by all means catch some plankton, for the night is short and the day brings terrors.
silly crab has decided to carry a bunch of anemones on his back, must be why he's so grumpy
a worm so flat he floats away
teeny, tiny cup corals, so very cute
cucumbers with faces only a mother could love
same cuttlefish, different color... I wish I could change colors
googlyist-eyed of them all, first prize goes to Mr. Flatfish
These photos come from a recent night-diving expedition that I was on. For ten nights, two other ladies and I along with countless eager volunteers took to the dark, chilly, night-time waters in search of sex. More on that to come...
Video credits and several of the photo credits go out to Remy and Pablo.