30 comments on “Night Dive

  1. Such beautiful creatures… Look at all those colors.

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  2. so exquisite a creature…colors are lovely!

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  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Just another example of the beauty in nature.

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  4. That is so beautiful – you have some really amazing talent, Lady.

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  5. marydpierce says:

    I agree with Rutabaga – you are amazingly talented, Cathy. Your underwater photos leave me breathless. It’s always such a nice respite in my day to stop by and gaze at your lovely work!

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  6. russtowne says:

    Wow! With that thing around, I’d be inclined to leave my light ON. ;-D!
    Russ

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Well, he’s really not that big. The Caribbean ones are much smaller than the Pacific ones. He was mainly trying to get away. But he was kind enough to pose for a great shot. Thanks, Russ!

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  7. Ooooh! Cooool!! I’m always a sucker for tentacles. Your photos really grab me. 🙂

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  8. lsdfloodlight says:

    blue ocean,green earth,protect our environment!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Yes, the ocean is so important in the circle of life. As a diver, I am always careful not to touch anything, just look and take pictures. Most divers feel the same way. Thanks for your comment!
      Cathy

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  9. What a cool shot Cathy! Do you recall that sea creature’s size?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Good question, V. With the octopus in a position like this with it’s tentacles splayed out, it was probably 18-20 inches or so in diameter. Not huge, by any means, but a good-sized creature. I was the first one to spot it and got several shots before the rest of the group came over to see what I was photographing. It swam away fairly quickly after that and I was surprised to see how fast it was able to move!

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      • The fright and flight response? I don’t blame it for taking off. I wish I could do that when management creeps around my office. Glad you got another great shot to share with us.

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  10. I love octopi. They’re so interesting to me, and astonishingly clever. This is a great shot, Cathy.

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  11. vastlycurious.com says:

    Its thrilling to me that you do this. How deep and did you have a head lamp on I guess? Just wow!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I will dive down to about 100 feet during the day. For safety, night dives are much more shallow. I think this octopus was at a depth of about 25-30 feet. You don’t typically wear a head lamp, you carry a light in your hand. It’s a bit cumbersome to hold the camera and the light at night. I have a relatively new UW setup where I use a video light for my camera, so that doubles as my UW light. Works out great! Thanks, Kathryn!

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  12. vastlycurious.com says:

    I really admire you for this. I will jump out of a plane, I will stand on the top of a building but I cannot, CANNOT do deep water ever!

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