On today’s second morning dive at Jahir 2 we went looking for the Hairy Frogfish (which Abner found). While everyone took pictures of the Frogfish that was posing nicely at 7 meters depth, i stayed a little deeper looking for small things. At around 15 meters depth i found this little Pygmy Squid hiding in a piece of Halimeda Algae. This little guy is about the size of a Rice Grain – so the perfect subject for the 100mm Macro with the +10 Subsee Diopter. After i took some shots of it i suddenly saw it shooting forward and coming back to the algae. As i was watching this through the viewfinder i did not realize straight away what happened. Only after refocussing i could see the little shrimp moving struggling to escape the Pygmy Squids tentacles. A fantastic experience to witness predation of such a tiny animal – tiny but as action loaded than a feeding shark (well … almost).
Creature Feature: Paper Nautilus
Blackwater Dives are all about the weird and wonderful. Strange larval fish that you haven’t seen before, little crustaceans seemingly just floating around, and hunting squids are all part of the regular sightings we get Read more…