California Sea Cucumber Love at 30m

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Comments (12)

Derek Holzapfel on November 14, 2010

True love in the dark deep cold waters in southern British Columbia. Did you know that Sea Cucumbers can eject their innards as a last line of defense when threatened?

Derek Holzapfel on November 14, 2010

Timo; I have reposted this photo to see if it will be accepted. Enlarged the photo and reduced the watermark. testing testing testing. :-)

Filippo Bilotti on November 15, 2010

Very beutiful shot,LIKE1.

Saludos desde VENEZUELA.


~ Denise Cottin ~ on November 16, 2010

This is by far the best sea cucumber photo ever!

Stolpi on November 17, 2010

Hallo NatureDiver !

Ein exellentes und klares Foto mit fantastischem Licht von der linken Seite, Derek ! Ich habe deine Konversation mit "tmoj" verfolgt unbd gelesen, das du sehr viel experimentierst und wie man sieht - mit Erfolg ! Like !! Ich fotografiere erst seit 2 Jahren unter Wasser digital und habe noch einige Probleme. Vorher habe ich Diapositive gemacht und ich denke es waren bessere Ergebnisse, vor allem mit Gegenlicht.

Kind regards from Leipzig to Canada of Stolpi

Laurel211 on November 18, 2010

Brilliant Derek.

someGuyinmasset on November 21, 2010

Gonna have to give your gallery an X rating Derek. Sea stars with crabs, nude ibranchs, now these two going at it!!!!!

Great shot!

Derek Holzapfel on November 21, 2010

An X rating should help exposure?? :-)

amazing picture….like

Veniamin Manuylov on April 6, 2012

Gorgeous shot, excellent lighting, natural colors and superior quality. We have near the Russian coast of the Japan sea sea cucumbers (Apostichopus japonicus) live at depths of 1- 60 m. Like. Best wishes from Russia, Veniamin.

Martin Bring on June 11, 2013

Sea Cucumber Salad anyone? Great shot Derek. This creature doesn't get enough attention from photographers.


Cheers, Marty

Derek Holzapfel on June 11, 2013

Thanks Marty, indeed edible if you choose :-).

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 14, 2010
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    by Derek Holzapfel
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 8.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.462
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired