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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.

104. Hypselodoris infucata I


Subject: A nudibranch (Hypselodoris infucata) is making her way on a sandy bottom near a coral reef. This species is quite difficult to identify because it resembles H.kanga (which is believed to have blue or blue and red rhinophores, and yellow spots on its gills) and H.obscura (which is believed to have more blue on its body and may be endemic to eastern Australia). To make matters worse, H.infucata’s body can vary from almost completely white with only a few spots to dark purple or blue with many spots depending on its geographical range.

Technique: Filming a small animal with a big camera isn’t always easy. Whenever possible, like in this case, it is wise to pose your camera on the sandy bottom in order to film it from a stable position.