Body and gill detail of a nudibranch (Ceratosoma brevicaudatum)

UNDERWATER SUBJECT

Nudibranchs are often considered the butterflies or orchids of the ocean, and several are known for their vibrant colours. This macro image makes me think of natural abstract art – a small living canvas where you cannot help but be drawn in for another look.

Edithburgh jetty, South Australia

Canon 7D DSLR, 60mm macro lens, 1.4x TC and 12mm extension tube, 1/160 sec, f22, iso 200

by Phil Mercurio, South Australia