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Avid outdoorsman and underwater photographer, Barry Brown has spent the last 12 years documenting life above and below water in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution documenting new Caribbean deep-water species and building a one of a kind database. His underwater images can regularly be seen in Sport Diver, Scuba Diver and on the Ikelite website. His image of a "Collage of Corals" seen under blue-light at night recently placed in the TOP 10 images for the 2014 NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) photo contest.

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Archive for March, 2016

Mar 31, 16     Comments Off on Trumpetfish Shadowing Behavior w/Different Fish
Mar 30, 16     Comments Off on Glowing Giant Star Coral Polyps Under Blue-Light
Mar 29, 16     Comments Off on Trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculatus, Long fish
Mar 24, 16     Comments Off on Underwater Blue Light Images Curacao/Bonaire
Mar 23, 16     Comments Off on Underwater Blue-Light Giant Hermit Crab Photo
Mar 22, 16     Comments Off on Fish that Glow Under Ultraviolet Blue-Light
Mar 21, 16     Comments Off on Blue-Light Scorpionfish Photo, Ikelite UV
Mar 18, 16     Comments Off on Pink Longsnout Seahorse on a Gorgonian

Pink longsnout seahorse wrapped around gorgonian. Hippocampus reidi. Commonly known as slender seahorse. Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Unaltered/Uncontrolled. Digital Photo (vertical). Model Release: Not Applicable.

Good morning from Curacao. I get a lot of mails asking for more seahorse photos so like a good little diver, here you go! This little pink beauty was found at a dive spot called “Small Wall” and to this day is still one of my favorite spots to explore. This is normally a boat dive but for those of you willing to throw a little caution to the wind it can be done from shore, here’s how you do it. Drive to Directors Bay, set up your tanks and walk down to the beach and remember not to leave anything of value in your car as it most likely won’t be there when you return. From the beach head south-east (on your backs at the surface) following the curvature of the reef wall from Directors bay. Does that make any sense?? What we do is float on our backs putting our heads underwater every few minutes and follow the outline of the reef away from Directors Bay to the south-east, not towards tugboat which would be west. You will follow it for around 15 minutes south and then it will turn east, this is Small Wall and where you can submerge and enjoy the dive. This is a reef that doesn’t see a ton of divers so it’s kind of like a little east-point diving action. We always find seahorse’s here as there are so may little gorgonians and great places for them to hide, you will quickly see why this is a fantastic diving spot. 

I had a great three hour mountain bike ride last evening with my friend Pere, boy can this kid ride!! Tomorrow my buddy Stijn and I are going to go make some trail improvements to the “Secret Trail” which is currently in horrible shape. I took a load of pallets out there already to use for one of the tough sand climbs that no one can make and where I crashed hard last week.

Doing another blue-light night dive tonight, will have something for you soon to show. 

Have a wonderful weekend…

Barry

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Mar 15, 16     Comments Off on Adult Spotted Trunkfish. Lactophrys bicaudalis
Mar 14, 16     Comments Off on Destroyed Clubtip Finger Corals, Anchor Damage
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Mar 9, 16     Comments Off on Diving with Bottlenose Dolphins on the Reef
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