Alex Mustard - Nudibranch Feeds In Hydroid Forest

Alex Mustard - Nudibranch Feeds In Hydroid Forest

A nudibranch (Flabellina nobilis: Coryphella nobilis) feeding on a hydroid (Tubularia indivisa) in the chilly waters off Norway this spring. Normally I shoot these subjects at high magnification (such as my recent image SLUUURP!), but I really like this image for the wider view it shows of this tiny corner of the underwater world. The nudibranchs predate on these hydroids by climbing up the stalks and munching down on the business end of the cnidarian.

Location: Gulen, Norway

Posted on 13.06.2013
Photo info - 28.08.2012: NIKON D800, 60 mm, ISO 200, f 14, 1/250 sec, flash: fired
Tags: alex Mustard feeding Flabelina nobilis North Atlantic Ocean Norway nudibranch underwater wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Nudibranch Feeds In Hydroid Forest

Alex Mustard - Nudibranch Feeds In Hydroid Forest

A nudibranch (Flabellina nobilis: Coryphella nobilis) feeding on a hydroid (Tubularia indivisa) in the chilly waters off Norway this spring. Normally I shoot these subjects at high magnification (such as my recent image SLUUURP!), but I really like this image for the wider view it shows of this tiny corner of the underwater world. The nudibranchs predate on these hydroids by climbing up the stalks and munching down on the business end of the cnidarian.

Location: Gulen, Norway

Posted on 13.06.2013
Photo info - 28.08.2012: NIKON D800, 60 mm, ISO 200, f 14, 1/250 sec, flash: fired
Tags: alex Mustard feeding Flabelina nobilis North Atlantic Ocean Norway nudibranch underwater wildlife photography