There are, as far as I know, two types of squat lobsters that reside in these crinoid fauna. The first is the one you see here with the black and white striped pattern while the other one is mostly dark with barely visible white stripes. This was taken in Anilao, Batangas in a dive site called Secret Bay.
Speaking of lobsters, there is a rather interesting book titled The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson. Radiolab has done a dramatization of one of the segments and I was listening to this on the drive back to the city after this dive.
This is an example of a rejuvenated photo of a really tiny anemone shrimp. It was probably about 2cm long and almost fully transparent. I had a tough time shooting this. I applied X PRO II with the line blur and was very generous with the top and bottom edges.
Shot in Anilao, Batangas.
This is your typical reef dwelling puffer fish with white patches. The B&W effect is perfect for this particular species.
So this is a zoomed-in photo of an emperor shrimp riding on a sea slug. X-Pro Instagram filter used for the shot to highlight the intricate pattern of this particular shrimp.
Sometimes I just want shoot underwater coral and plant life patterns. It’s relatively easy and the patterns can get really interesting especially if you get close. I shoot primarily with a 60mm macro lens (Canon).