Something awesome - underwater pics from Sodwana

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    Heteractis Magnifica cluster - Sodwana 7 Mile Reef:

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    This is an underwater photograph I took while SCUBA diving Sodwana 7-Mile reef. It shows a WHOLE cluster of Magnifica/Ritteri/Magnificent Anemone's.... They are MOST likely clones of each other, allowing them to live in such a HUGE community, so close together.... they look like 1 HUGE anemone even...
    The "cluster" is plus-minus 2 metre squared!
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Notice the closeness of corals to the anemone cluster!
     
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    cant see the pics...

    here is mine, from moz
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    Where the pics ?
     
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    HUH? Wonder Y you guys cannot see the pics? I can see them perfectly fine....
    Wonder if it is because I am hosting them on Picasa Web Album?
     
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    could be

    is this the sole of the party???
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    OK - I "fixed" the pic - uploaded now to MASA picture loader....
     
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    i won a prize for this pic
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    can u spot our friend?
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    Thanks for sharing your pics too Dallas! Awesome man!

    Anyone else have some SCUBA diving pics from Sodwana reefs? Please share!
     
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    Cool! OK - here's some more from me....

    Heniochus in it's natural environment! (Schooling Banner-fish, or "Poor man's Moorish Idol"):
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    flying fish??
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    Moorish Idol in his natural environment:
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    And how's THIS for a REAL coral garden!?!?!?
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    Can anyone ID this anemone? Where's NEMO? ;)
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    and this one
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    WOW! Nice one Dallas! Awesome pic!
     
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    No, it's swimming:)
     
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    IS this a scrolling monti? Or a plating acro?
    Look at the butterfly "hosting" in it:
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    Nice pics both of you, thanks.
     
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