Dorid Nudibranch from the Celebes Sea

Wordless Wednesday
Watery Wednesday

What: Macro photo of a Dorid Nudibranch (Chromodoris coi).
Learn about this nudibranch here.

Where: I took this photo in the Celebes Sea
at Sipadan Island, off the coast of Borneo.



Chromodoris coi
Click on the photo to enlarge.

33 comments:

  1. This is a macro photo of a nudibranch (AKA sea slug). In real life, the creature is only about two inches (5cm) long. The two things sticking up from its 'head' are sensory organs. Its gills are the fluffy tree-like structure sticking up near the rear.

    Bobbie

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  2. Wow, it's beautiful! I'm learning that nudibranches are some of the most colorful creatures of the sea. Great shot too! :-)

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  3. P.S. About your comment... were you serious about the prompt?

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  4. A beautiful creature and fine photo. Good things do come in small packages.

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  5. Coo, I thought it was a nudibranch!
    They have such amazing color and shapes, very stylistic.

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  6. Outstanding and so unusual! What a variety of life forms we have on this plnaet.
    Happy WW

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  7. Beautiful! A stunning photos. I feel the need to write a haiku

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  8. That looks like out of another world ! Amazing ! only 5cm !

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  9. Very nice. A good photograph of a nudi is often the highlight of a dive for me.

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  10. You've got some gorgeous photos.

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  11. The colors on nudibranchs are amazing.

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  12. That is stunning, and so not what I was picturing when I read "nudibranch" LOL. (Yes, I do apparently have the sense of humor of an 8 year old boy. Comes from parenting one I suppose.)

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  13. Nature continues to awe me...

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  14. I never heard of these before, at least not by their official name. What a fascinating photo!

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  15. A beautiful macro shot of the slug :)

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  16. This is a great photo, first time I've seen this in clear photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. It could be alien for all I know! What beautful colours! And great macro!

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  18. I didn't know a nudibranch could be so beautiful. Thanks

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  19. What a strange looking slug....but very cool picture...I love ocean pictures

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  20. Oooo Very nice indeed! I really enjoy underwater photography!

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  21. I first saw nudibranches in a NatGeo article. Amazing colors and forms.

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  22. When I looked at the image I thought it must be some kind of coral or such. I clicked on your link to read about it - fascinating little creature.
    Wonderful photo!

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  23. Thanks everyone. Stay tuned for more photos of colorful nudibranchs on The Right Blue.

    Bobbie

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  24. Incredible shot Bobbie, don't you just love the world of macro photography !!

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  25. Thanks for explaining what this is Bobbie. I like the color. It almost looks transparent.

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  26. Now that's an interesting sea creature. It actually looks intertidal

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  27. It is beautiful, but indeed it does not look real!

    I visited your link and now I know there is a "Sea Slug Forum". Who would have thought?!

    What was the size of this specimen?

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  28. @ Bernie - Yes, I do love macro photography!

    @ Becky - I like the colors, too. By the way, you can't see it in this photo but the underside has a bit of purple.

    @ Robert S. - No, this creature is not from the intertidal zone. It lives on reefs at depths of 10 meters or more.

    @ Will - The Sea Slug Forum is a wonderful treasure trove of information about these kinds of critters.

    This specimen was nearly two inches long.

    Bobbie

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  29. i'm blown away. these are absolutely breathtaking, skilled shots!

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Bobbie & Jerry