Friday, 9 February 2018

Little Bay and Clovelly Jan 2018

So as I mentioned in my last post over Christmas I was lucky enough to get given a new strobe flash for my Nikon. This had lead to many more trips to the beach but I'm still getting the hang of the new gear so you will have to bear with me. Here are two trips I recently did to Little Bay and Clovelly.

Little Bay

A little Roundbelly-Cowfish 
White Ear's were keeping an eye on me.

The water at Little Bay has some of Sydney's best visibility

Found a Mourning CuttleFish hiding in the rocks. 

Featherduster Coral 
Smooth Toadfish

Let me know if anyone lost their bank card.

Sea Hare's gave me the chance to play with the new light

Bluie made an appearance 

Red Morwong 

Common Stingaree

This Mourning Cuttlefish really showing how much he can change his camo

Neon Damsel-Fish

And I had my first run-in with a Nudibranch in Clovelly

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Parsley Bay - Two Trips

Over the holidays I had a few friends in town keen to give snorkeling a go, so I thought Parsley Bay would be a perfect beginner spot. They were great days above and below :)

Everywhere I looked the juveniles were out and schooling.

Another guarantee for Parsley Bay is Common Stingaree's. Whilst they look quite dangerous the chance of a sting is low, usually only occurring in shallow water when swimmers step on one accidentally.

I may have gotten too close to this one.
Rough Flutemouths were also cruising around the shark nets.

And a couple of Fan-Bellied Filefish.

Moon Jellies provided a chance to try out my new strobe light (more on that in my next post).

Toadfish also provided a few good shots. I'm not too sure if this is a Smooth Toadfish as it is a bit more yellow than I usually see.

Mourning Cuttlefish were also camouflaged all over the place.

However, the big surprise of the trip was this new weird fish I hadn't seen before. I'm thinking it could be a Sand Flounder but I'm not too sure yet. I took a fair few shots just because I couldn't get passed it's sideways frowny face, camo, and strange swimming style.