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If you thought some of the stuff we see underwater looks alien.. Wait till you do some blackwater dives!
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Many larval stage critters spend their time floating around. With hardly anything they can use to hide from predators, their best option is to camouflage themselves by being transparent.
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Check out this bug-eyed boy, a post-larval stage mantis shrimp. Still quite transparent, but with colour slowly seeping in. He will soon find life on the seabed more appropriate when he gets a bit too chunky to keep swimming about! 👊🐻
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Taken on my @sony a7riii with Sony 50mm f2.8 macro, @aquaticadigital housing and 2 @inon_japan Z330 strobes.
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Settings: f16, 1/200s, iso400