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My Underwater World – Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne McKenzie, based on Australia’s own Christmas Island, shares her underwater world with Diveplanit.
How did you get into underwater photography in the first place? – Well, ever since I was a young teenager, I always loved taking photos and never went anywhere without a camera. Even today, I still remember my first “camera”: a flat rectangle shape, yellow and black in colour, made of plastic where the flash and 35mm film took up most of the space and left very little room for a “lens”

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Biodiversity #30 – The Whale Shark

We are ending biodiversity week with probably the biggest example of the diverse species that inhabit our oceans: The Whale Shark. So named because it is as big as many whales and like many whales, a filter feeder.

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Biodiversity #14 – The Hermit Crab

Biodiversity #14 – There are over 1,100 species of hermit crab, both terrestrial and marine, which typically processes an asymmetrical soft abdomen which it conceals for protection in an empty gastropod (snail) shell. Most are referred to a ‘left-handed’ as their left claw is bigger than their right. Here’s a Hairy Red Hermit Crab I found at Uepi in the Solomon Islands.