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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.

Red Banded Lobster (Justitia longimanus)


Subject: The Red Banded Lobster (Justitia longimanus) is widespread (circumtropical) but seldom encountered by divers due to its obscure habitat; deep waters, usually below 60m/200ft or hidden far into submerged caves and caverns.

Technique: This species has been filmed inside a dark cave. Filming inside a cave or cavern is always tricky. Caves and caverns are dark and have often constricted access. Key is not to sir up any sediment that might reduce visibility, compromise the quality of the footage and most of all jeopardize safety by disorientating the diver. If you’re not self-reliant enough and/or have the necessary experience and qualifications to wander in such an environment then it is wise to stay away of these challenging places.