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Electric Ray
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The stingrays and eagle rays that New Zealand divers often encounter normally swim away when approached but this electric ray (Torpedo fairchildi) swam around us for some time and allowed me to take lots of photos of it whilst carefully keeping myself out of zapping range.
Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 60mm micro Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n strobe, 1/60s, Fuji Velvia film.

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Blue-eyed Triplefin
You really need to plant yourself on the bottom and focus on teeny stuff if you're going to to make friends with one of these blue-eyed triplefin (Notoclinops segmentatus). Cute or what?
Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 60mm micro Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n strobe, 1/60s, Fuji Velvia film.

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Zoanthids
These Zoanthids are normally found growing in clusters on vertical walls. Here however I think they have colonised a dead gorgonian skeleton branching out from deeper wall at the Poor Knights Islands.
Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 60mm micro Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n strobe, 1/80s, Fuji Velvia film.

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Mosaic Moray
With those big sharp teeth he does look kind of mean doesn't he? Truth is, these Mosaic Morays (Enchelycore ramosa) are no more likely to viciously bite you than my cat is.
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Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 60mm micro Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n strobe, 1/80s, Fuji Velvia film.

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John
21°C blue water makes diving at the Poor Knights in March an absolute pleasure. The thing in the foreground is NOT a whale, it's John.
Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 16mm fisheye Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n and Sea&Sea YS50 strobes, 1/60s, Fuji Provia film.

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Crinoid
Crinoid or feather star snapped at the Poor Knights Islands.
Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 60mm micro Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n and Sea&Sea YS50 strobes, 1/60s, Fuji Velvia film.

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John Dory
John Dory snapped at the Poor Knights Islands.
Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 60mm micro Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n strobe, 1/80s, Fuji Velvia film.

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Heliocidaris tuberculatus
One of several urchin species which occur at the Poor Knights Islands.
Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 60mm micro Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n and Sea&Sea YS50 strobes, 1/60s, Fuji Sensia 100 film.

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Bronze whaler shark
Poor Knights Islands bronzie snapped at the Cream Gardens.
Nikon F3, Aquatica 3 housing, 60mm micro Nikkor lens, Ikelite Ai/n and Sea&Sea YS50 strobes, 1/60s, Fuji Velvia 50 film.

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