In amongst the grandeur of the coral gardens, and often hidden from the gaze of prowling predators, the coral reefs support a myriad of weird and wonderful critters.
Octopus and cuttlefish blend in with the background as they explore the reef, Pygmy seahorses disappear into the mass of branches in sea fans, and mantis shrimp peer from their burrows.
On closer inspection, even a flat sandy bottom crawls with life.
Long a favourite with underwater photographers, bringing a macro lens to the coral reef brings these cryptic inhabitants to life.
Slowly meandering along, head down in the reef or scouting over the black sand, reveals a whole new world of marine life that remains unnoticed by many divers.
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