Candy Cane Shrimp off the Sheraton reef on Maui. I shot this photo on a night dive at about 40 feet. The image was taken using a Sigma 17-70 macro lens zoomed to 70mm.
I love night dives. They provide an opportunity to see many marine species that you do not encounter during the day. It is also a chance to see how the reef both sleeps and hunts. Shrimp, sleeping fish, hunting sharks along with many other nocturnal oriented species make night diving very different from a dive in the day.
Moray eels prowling the reef. Turtles wedged between rocks to sleep. Sharks on the prowl. It is a wonderful experience.
The Candy Cane Shrimp is a colorful shrimp that inhabits the reef and can provide some very interesting photographs. I like the way the shrimp’s eyes reflect the reef. They seem to be somewhat curious and alien. In fact, the eyes of marine life make very interesting studies and provide great subject matter for photographers.
Check out other marine life photographs on my website.