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White’s seahorse

Hippocampus whitei

White's seahorse thrives in Sydney Harbour’s modified foreshore environment. As I photographed this individual in the early morning light, a plastic wrapper drifted along the opposite side of the swimming enclosure net, momentarily making its way into the frame. Plastic pollution is an emerging threat throughout the world’s oceans. 

Manly Cove, New South Wales

Nikon D810, Sigma 15mm, 1/125, f/22, ISO 100, two Ikelite DS161 strobes, Nauticam housing

by Justin Gilligan