The Frogfish, also known as an Anglerfish, uses a small appendage that functions as a rod and lure to attract prey (see the small white tuft).
Frogfishes are extremely camoflaged to their surroundings, allowing them to lure their prey in closely enough to snatch them using a vacuum created by their mouths, which can expand twelve-fold in volume in as little as 6 milliseconds, faster than any muscle can contract.
Scientists still do not know how these creatures are able to move their jaws so amazingly fast.
A Diver floats by a hyperbaric chamber in the wreck of the U.S.S. Kittiwake - Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea
The Whale Shark is the original Super Big Gulp, slurping down huge amounts of plankton, krill, algae and even small schools of fish. It can grow up to 45 feet long, and can weigh up to 22 tons- equal to that of many of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.
Photo taken in the Visayas, a vast region of islands and reefs in the central Philippines, Southeast Asia
Gorgonian Whip Corals live in locations where they can anchor against a moderate current that provides a steady stream of plankton as a food source. As the colonies grow in size they in turn provide a habitat and shelter for other organisms - Komodo National Park, Indonesia
A Blenny’s Life up close and personal: he needs to visit the dentist - photo taken at Misool, Arafura Sea, West Papua
Crystal Rock is the sea pinnacle you see in the background. You’d never know it was there from above the water, but it marks one of the most vibrant dive sites in the Komodo National Park area - Flores Sea, indonesia
a Seamount is an underwater mountain that doesn’t break the surface. These waves were battering the top of this seamount, the formation of which is driven by tectonic activity. Once the seamount eventually breaks the surface it will mark the creation of a brand new island - Langkoi Bay, Banda Sea, Indonesia
Nembrotha Chamberlaini Nudibranch
A tiny shrimp gets a full color reaction out of this Bobtail Squid - Bay of Puerto Galera, Philippines
The Radial Filefish is a shy and docile cousin of the Triggerfish. They typically eat algae and other small invertebrates, and are found near sponges and soft corals on shallow reefs and in lagoons - Komodo, Indonesia