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All though it has no importance in a photo competition competitors are always looking out for the most seldom seen critters of the underwater world. It’s however better to make a breathtaking picture of a common nudibranch than to have an interesting picture of a seldom seen animal. Nevertheless at the HUGYCUP at Asia divers we’re always “hunting” for a rare find as a breathtaking picture of a unique find can also push a bit towards a winning picture. This week we found one of the holy grails for underwater photographers & videographers : A hairy frogfish ! I’ve logged now 4150 dives and it’s only the third time in my life I had to pleasure to see a black hairy frogfish. Most of the time they are pinkish/white and juveniles tend to be more orange/brownish. Where does the black one fit in ??  In the picture, a 3 cm size,  black hairy frogfish from the dive site  ‘The boatyard’. The HUGYCUP is entering its 7th week. Two more weeks to go, who knows what we’ll find next at the amazing dive sites around Puerto Galera.

Just about to head out on a HUGYCUP photo dive with Steve Watson, John Van Lent, Danny Van Belle, Anouschka Mornie, Daan Deubare,  Beth Watson and a whole heap of very big cameras!


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