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Anna's Magnificent Slug

Chromodoris annae


My previous spotting of this nudibranch:


I thought I'd share these photos of a pair of nudibranchs that I spotted at about 70 feet (dive site: Punk Rock, Samal Island). Looks like they were out on a date and making out!!

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28 Comments (1–25)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Beautiful !! :)

CostaBoyJack 7 years ago

beautiful colors

Blogie 8 years ago

Thanks, guys! :)

Yeah, I hope Havaianas comes up with nudibranch slippers!

Uday 8 years ago

agree with u nuwan

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

good idea for new slipper design :)

Uday 8 years ago

sea slugs always looks beautiful! :)
nice series

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Simply superb..! Never seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing Blogie..!

Blogie 8 years ago

Thanks for all your comments and favorites! :)

OnengDyah 8 years ago

Wouw...amazing species...

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Fantastic capture!

soul soaring wind
soul soaring wind 9 years ago

Stunning creatures.

AkashSatpathy 9 years ago

Wow!!! Wud be so nice if u add it to mission-" Nature in yelloW" :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Thanks for the offer!! I'll make sure to let you know!

Blogie 9 years ago

@jgorneau - If you do come to my city (Davao, Philippines), let me know and my buddies and I will take you diving!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Adding this to my vacation list :)

Blogie 9 years ago

Thank you, Art & FluffBerger! :)

Art Aldrich
Art Aldrich 9 years ago

Magnificent is right.

Blogie 9 years ago

Thanks for the kind words, Gordon. Happy to be of help! :)

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Just wanted to mention that I am so enjoying your wonderful photography. I've only tried snorkeling on reefs and only on one occasion--Minnesota is just about as far from an ocean as one can get in North America. Unfortunately, we had had high winds and big waves the previous week so the water was unusually murky and cold. There were also some were some large sharks in the area and this normally landlocked hiker/canoeist thought it best not to spend too much time in the water where one could barely see your hand at arm's length. As a result, the experience was a total washout (no pun intended)....grin. I'll just have to look at your page and dream about another snorkeling trip.

Blogie 9 years ago

Hi Heather, thanks very much for your kind words! Well, it gets quite turbid here too. But I got great uw photography mentors here, so I've learned how to deal with bad viz when it happens. But for this series, yes, the water was really clear. :)

HeatherMiller 9 years ago

You have such clear underwater photos. Is the water that clear there? Wow.

Blogie 9 years ago

Hi Christine, thanks for your comment. As far as I know, nudibranchs possess vivid colors as a means to ward off potential predators.

C.Sydes 9 years ago

love 'em. Does their colour have any known significance?

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

They are magnificent!

Blogie 9 years ago

Yeah it does look romantic, doesn't it? ;)

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 8, 2012
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

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