Winter diving – two new species for the list

With a blue sky and warm sun on a tranquil sea it was a perfect day for diving. Visibility is not too bad at the moment and with water a chilly 17 degrees the drysuit will get a bit of use for the next few months.

Armed with the 15mm wide angle macro set-up of course the first new species for my list that I found today would have better suited the 100mm macro lens I normally use. It was perfect to capture the large Ornate wobbegong that cruised past the rocky reef side of Shelly Beach.

A very sad encounter was the dead body of a young adult weedy seadragon. These are very rare in the reserve these days and we suspect that this one was the one we photographed several weeks ago.

Another new species – the Long nose Trevally.