Ghost in the Sea

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Comments (19)

Derek Holzapfel on November 3, 2010

A Hooded Nudibranch (Melibe leonina) resting on a blade of Eelgrass. Sometimes there are 1000's of these swimming in the ocean and diving with them is a most amazing experience.

someGuyinmasset on November 3, 2010

Wow Derek this is gorgeous! Kind of reminds me of the Amazon's glass frog which is transparent underneath.

peargrin on November 4, 2010

Thanks for the explanation...was going to ask. What an amazing creature, and the photo is spectacular! Cheers, pear

Laurel211 on November 5, 2010

The ocean has so many unique have captured this beautifully Derek.

Derek Holzapfel on November 5, 2010

Thanks Laurel, I will certainly never tire of the biodiversity here. As a matter of fact I was down under this afternoon. It is just me that gets tired......all that nitrogen and all in the blood stream. :-) Derek

Brian Shirtliff on November 5, 2010

Great shot!

Derek Holzapfel on November 5, 2010

Thank you for visiting Brian, regards Derek

Marco Ferrari on November 5, 2010


Greetings from Italy!

Derek Holzapfel on November 6, 2010

Thank you Marco, Derek

©junebug on November 7, 2010

What a beautiful, strange creature you found under the water, Derek! It must be a fascinating world you are exploring, and your photos are brilliant! I especially like this one! The details of the veins etc. are really amazing when you look at it in full size! I wonder if the red thing in the middle of the body is the heart! Greetings, Anne

Derek Holzapfel on November 7, 2010

Thank you Anne; It could be the heart, but I was unable to find any reference material to confirm. Ja ein Kanadier der auch Deutsch spricht. :-) regards Derek

~ Denise Cottin ~ on November 16, 2010

Truly amazing!

Closed on November 25, 2010


Steven H. O. Jones on December 16, 2010

Derek: Another great one! You've specialized in a rare and unusual means of photography, and you've honed it to amazing effect! Best wishes, Indy

Closed on December 16, 2010

OO I get to vote for it too! Yippee :)

Derek Holzapfel on December 16, 2010

Thanks GG and Indy; seasons greetings, Derek



Margueritat on February 5, 2011


merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire sur ma photo. Voici une de mes préférées, je vote for you Cordialement from France Margueritat

Derek Holzapfel on February 5, 2011

Merci beaucoup Margueritat

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 3, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Derek Holzapfel
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 23.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.031
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash