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Juvenile Wonderpus

Wunderpus photogenicus


This is a juvenile Wonderpus - Wunderpus photogenicus seen during a Black Water dive. During this pelagic phase, they have a translucent to transparent body with bands of browns on their tentacles. This one has a body size of around 1 cm. At night time, they come out to hunt in the water column among small fishes and planktons. It is a very popular subject among Underwater Macro Photographers.


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AlbertKang 6 months ago

Thanks, @Leuba for your appreciation :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 months ago

Wonderful - thanks again !

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AlbertKang 6 months ago

Thanks, @Mark :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 months ago

Wow !

AlbertKang 6 months ago

Thanks, @EmilieChich for your kind words and appreciation :)

EmilieChich 6 months ago

Your photos are always marvelous, Albert. Thank you for sharing.

AlbertKang 6 months ago

Thanks, @Sukanya for your kind words and appreciation :)

SukanyaDatta 6 months ago

Another SOTW...Iknow one when I see one. Wonderful shot.

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Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.91

Spotted on May 21, 2019
Submitted on Jul 8, 2019

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