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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 10 years ago

Beautiful !! :)

CostaBoyJack 10 years ago

beautiful colors

Blogie 11 years ago

Thanks, guys! :)

Yeah, I hope Havaianas comes up with nudibranch slippers!

Uday 11 years ago

agree with u nuwan

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

good idea for new slipper design :)

Uday 11 years ago

sea slugs always looks beautiful! :)
nice series

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 11 years ago

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

Blogie 11 years ago

Thanks for all your comments and favorites! :)

OnengDyah 11 years ago

Wouw...amazing species...

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Fantastic capture!

soul soaring wind
soul soaring wind 11 years ago

Stunning creatures.

AkashSatpathy 11 years ago

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

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

Blogie 11 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 11 years ago

Adding this to my vacation list :)

Blogie 11 years ago

Thank you, Art & FluffBerger! :)

Art Aldrich
Art Aldrich 11 years ago

Magnificent is right.

Blogie 11 years ago

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

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 11 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 11 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 11 years ago

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

Blogie 11 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 11 years ago

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

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

They are magnificent!

Blogie 11 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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