Spotted seahare, Aplysia dactylomela
A spotted seahare observing its reflection at the water’s surface captured during a night snorkel off Daydream Island. It was amazing to see such an unusual swimming technique, as it used its wing-like appendages like giant pectoral fins. If I had to describe it, I would say awkwardly graceful.
Daydream Island, Queensland
Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70 macro, 1/160, f/14, ISO 160, 2x Sea & Sea strobes, Sea & Sea underwater housing, handheld on snorkel