At first the forest seemed empty, and we saw very little. Little did we know that literally thousands of eyes were watching us and tracking our every move.
This underwater realm hides the most cryptic animals and some of the strangest behaviour on earth. It’s easy to spend a lifetime diving and swimming in these waters, and remain completely oblivious to most of the creatures and their unusual behaviours.
A) An orange sea anemone rises up to threaten another one in a territorial battle.
B) This unusual elongated sand klipvis has emerged from the sand.
C) We photographed this bright red mysid only to later discover that it is unknown to science.
D) An unusual bright green form of the variable sea-hare.
E) A snakelet is a fish able to survive up to four hours out of the water.
F) The cloaked sponge crab builds a protective covering of poisonous sponge.
G) This rocksucker is the size of a forearm, and has a large suction pad under its body. It rips limpets off the rocks and swallows them whole.