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Pacific red Octopus. E-M1mk3, with 14-42mm EZ and WWL-1 wide angle water correcting port.
 

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Pacific red Octopus. E-M1mk3, with 14-42mm EZ and WWL-1 wide angle water correcting port.
There's a beast not a lot of folks have seen in the wild.

I've been led to believe that the Puget Sound is extremely murky, but this doesn't look too bad. Is this sort of visibility typical? Or was this taken somewhere else?

- K
 

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There's a beast not a lot of folks have seen in the wild.

I've been led to believe that the Puget Sound is extremely murky, but this doesn't look too bad. Is this sort of visibility typical? Or was this taken somewhere else?

- K

Oh, it's quite murky. But we have been having stellar visibility lately. That was taken last Thursday and you could see the sun from 50' down. Happens for maybe a couple weeks a year. Typical visibility is ~15-20ft (5-6m), with dropping to 5ft or less in June/July. Best average visibility is fall/winter.

The little red octos are quite common, and sometimes visible in shallow tidepools. I think I saw 5 on that one dive Thursday.
 

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I've been led to believe that the Puget Sound is extremely murky, but this doesn't look too bad. Is this sort of visibility typical? Or was this taken somewhere else?
The murk is near where rivers dump silt, e.g. Fraser, Skagit, Stilly and down in Puget Sound where there isn't much circulation. Around here we have some of the best underwater visibility anywhere.
 

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Second day out with the E-M1MK3. Not as good of visibility today but still pretty good overall. First two are Ratfish which are sort of a shark/fish hybrid, typically live super deep but come shallow in the sound. Last one is a clown nudibranch.
 

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Deer Feeding by the River

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It makes me wonder if there's an equivalent animal native to my area that others would view as exotic.
Even within the United States some animals are making a comeback in their native ranges but they have been gone so long that when they first started reappearing people were all excited about it like they saw big foot.

Here in the Massachusetts even in the "greater" Boston area a decade of so ago it was wild turkeys and bald eagles. Recently it has been bobcats captured on ring doorbells strolling through residential neighborhoods and black bears pulling down backyard birdfeeders in areas not located near deep woods.
 

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A wildlife photographer I am not - I simply haven't the patience and endurance required, but the start of springtime stirs the critters and me alike. Here's a swamp wallaby which was reluctant to hop off, though also very wary of our arrival around sunset. From the notches in the ears, I wonder if it had been in fights, either with other wallabies or fences.

Heavily cropped and edited in Snapseed app.

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Got a real shock yesterday, saw this in the Wiltshire (UK) countryside, not sure what sort of wallaby it is, but they aren't indigenous..
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Apologies for it not being m43 but when something like this crosses your path when your driving for work in the morning you shoot what you got. I'm glad I got a shot off,... otherwise no one would have believed me.
 

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Apologies for it not being m43 but when something like this crosses your path when your driving for work in the morning you shoot what you got. I'm glad I got a shot off,... otherwise no one would have believed me.
Shame on you for not setting the anti-red-eye; we know they're very s l o w moving creatures. :rolleyes:
 

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What’s in here? A lemming?
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Yup
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So delicious!
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Don’t look at me! I’m so fat!
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Here's another swamp wallaby, enjoying the late afternoon sun. No editing except crop, as I'm losing confidence in my ability to edit (and shoot, if I'm honest) this kind of thing! 😐

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Here's another swamp wallaby, enjoying the late afternoon sun. No editing except crop, as I'm losing confidence in my ability to edit (and shoot, if I'm honest) this kind of thing! 😐

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Beautiful creature, Melanie. Lovely shots, too.

I don't bother editing about 99% of the images I post here. Just try to get it right in the camera.
 
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Intertidal invertebrates, Botanical Beach, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, BC
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