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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

121. Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus)

Subject: A Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus) carries her eggs under her forward curved tail. These shy creatures only venture out at night and are therefor seldom seen by divers. When the eggs hatch, the tiny offspring becomes planktonic and thus at the mercy of the ocean’s currents. These marine flows carry the eggs and in a later stadium the small larvae all around the planet making this lobster one of the most widely distributed crustaceans of our world. Only a few lucky ones survive this journey into adulthood.

Technique: When filming on a sandy area it is best to put your camera on the bottom while gliding your camera along with your subject in order to film as horizontally as possible. Filming from above will almost never give you good footage.

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