Image by Amanda Cotton

Enjoy this recollection of the most memorable photographs printed in SUBMERGE Magazine to date.

TONGUE-EATING PARASITE

Image by Els Van Den Borre

This striking shot of an anemonefish had the SUBMERGE Team in absolute awe when it was submitted for use in the February/March 2016 edition. Photographed here is a parasitic isopod. These parasites enter a fish’s mouth and survive by eating the host’s tongue, eventually replacing the tongue and proceeding to live inside the mouth.

CUTTLEFISH IN BLUE

Image by Tunc Yavuzdogan

When this image was sent to us for the December 2012/ January 2013 edition, we wondered what this alluring creature was. Clever imagery allowed the photographer to portray this cuttlefish in mesmerising shades of blue. The ambient blue light and its distance from the strobes made this creature appear blue. Only the front part of the cuttlefish is slightly illuminated by the strobes; the rest is the ambient light reflecting from the cuttlefish, which was mainly white at that moment.

BOOBY BLUES

Image by Reinhard Dirscherl

What a unique subject to grace the pages of our August/September 2012 edition! This image of a brown booby ducking its head beneath the water has stood out to us over the years. Like other boobies, this seabird feeds with spectacular plunges into the sea.

GREEN EMBRACE

Image by Ken Kiefer

This amorous image was featured in the February/March 2016 Turtle Issue, where we were lucky enough to showcase this demonstrative shot, which reveals a pair of mating green turtles. To mate, the male will climb onto the female’s back and he will use his front flipper claws to latch on to the edge of the female’s shell.

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS…

Image by Lesley Rochat

The Editor adores sharks, so this image of a lemon shark simply blew her away! It was proudly displayed in the February/March 2015 edition, and has since made its way to said Editor’s desktop allowing her to admire it all day, every day. This smaller species of shark has a distinctive yellow-brown colour which makes it one of the most easily identifiable of all the sharks.

MOTHER MANATEE

Image by Stephen Frink

As the world’s most widely published underwater photographer, it was an honour for us to be able to showcase this lensman’s images in the June/July 2012 edition. This particular image is an all-time favourite of both the Publisher and Editor. It shows a young manatee calf nursing from its mother’s teat, which is located just behind the mother’s flipper.

CRAB ON ANEMONE

Image by Francis Pérez

There is something extraordinary about this otherwise ordinary underwater scene, which was published in the April/May 2013 edition. The delicately spotted porcelain crab lives in a symbiotic relationship with anemones; the crab keeps the anemone clean while benefiting from the anemone’s protective stinging tentacles.

HAMMERHEADS BELOW

Image by Amanda Cotton

Published in the August/September 2015 edition, this split perspective image beautifully showcases shark divers as they film great hammerheads below the surface while the divers on the boat prepare to join in. The great hammerhead is the largest of the nine species of this shark, and has been classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List due to its highly-valued fins.

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