Beyond my wildest imagination, here are some of the incredible creatures that can be found under the sea. These sea creatures come in a stunning variety of colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Just what you might find if you were the world’s best photographer, diving deep under every sea on the planet, north to south, east to west, tropical to frigid waters.
This is a snail! Xenophora, a marine snail commonly known as the carrier shell, attaches shells, rocks, and other debris from its environment.
Yellow-tailed snapper by Tommy Schultz
Sea urchin by christian loader on flickr
Crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) at South Reef on Racha Noi near Phuket in Thailand
tubeworm – By Ross Gudgeon (Gudge’s Photos)
Check out the variety of these reds.
Strawberry #Crab (Pelia mutica)
by Mark Laita
Red Sea anemone by Brandon Cole
Stapelianthus madagascariensis by Chris Moore
A rare stalked jellyfish. (a.k.a staurozoan)
An Acan coral.
Now the blues shades:
Anemone and Lucas shrimp – Sea of Cortez
Blue & yellow crinoid (feather star) by Richard Merritt FRPS on flickr
Blue tuxedo sea urchin by Nick Hope at Bubblevision.com
Blue Squamosa clams are among the rarest invertebrates, by reef builders.
Turquoise Feather Duster Worms
Deep Sea Flower
Blue Discosoma (mushroom coral)
Tunicate by mandarinfish by Linda Kline on flickr
Pegea confoederata is a thaliacé measuring up to 12 cm long. It occurs in two forms, solo or as aggregates of several dozen individuals. By Kevin Lee
Albino Turtle being released.
Deep sea angler fish caught at 500 meters (1800 feet) by Sarah Gotheil.
How could this guy be real? By Daniel Selmeczi from Hungary
A Hairy frogfish, Lembeh, INDONESIA also by Daniel Selmeczi
red hand fish by OceanwiseImages.com
Cirrate octopod – or Dumbo Octopus –
Sea Sponge Looks Like an Underwater Cookie Monster
Squat Lobster, It’s real. I checked.
Golden Puffer fish Puffed up
Yellowhead Jawfish with eggs – by Kevin Bryant
Tiny baby octopus
Seahorse on sea pen
Banded Spiny Lobster by Florent Charpin
Sea anenome with a clownfish hiding.
Now for variety in one species: Sea Slugs or Nudibranches
by PaparazSea ♑
Polka dot nudibranch . Jorunna funebris. the black spots are actually bristles sticking out of body.
Sea Jewels via Dreamy Nature
By Guillem Mas on Flickr
By Rafael Cosme Daza on Flickr
Egg coil of the Spanish Dancer, nudibranch, by bodiver
Donut sea slug from Bali, Indonesia, by Alexander Mustard
Now for the jelly fish
By Liquid Image on flickr
By Francis Leguen
Berenice, Red Sea, Egypt. by Stella Styles
By vanveelen on Flickr
Flower Hat Jellyfish
Moon Sea Jellies
Madagascar sea urchin
Male Signal Blenny, displaying. Why isn’t this called a devil fish?
Comet and Panther Groupers
Sky Hawk Halfmoon
Fractal spirals in nature – Harpa Cabritti shell
This is just a sample of sea wonders. For more, go here, or try this. Or you can see just sea slugs here, or just sea horses here, or star fish here.
Thanks to: Merry, John, Joyce and to Sampry on pinterest.