Marine Invertebrates Photography

Greater blue-ringed octopus {Hapalochlaena lunulata}

Marine invertebrates feature in these portfolio galleries:

(These images are all available for purchase on my photoshelter website.)

Portfolio images from Red Sea 2014

Select photographs from my 2014 trip to the Red Sea. Mainly underwater photographs of coral reefs, invertebrates, marine life, tropical …

Malapascua 2014 portfolio images

Photographs of marine invertebrates feature heavily in this gallery of images from Malapascua 2014. All images available for purchase from …

Invertebrate photography portfolio

Selection of images of invertebrates, marine and terrestrial from around the world. Images are available for purchase from Toby Gibson …

Invertebrates are probably my favourite subject to photograph. Marine invertebrates even better! So far, these images are all from tropical coral reef environments, the most biodiverse regions on the planet. My 2014 trip to the Red Sea was for a book about Coral reefs and the life they support.

Coral Reefs project
Coral Reefs and the life they support. A book by Toby Gibson

This book heavily features marine invertebrates, particularly the various types of coral and the other invertebrates that live amongst it. During the day, ‘critters’ are often difficult to spot, but during the night they can come out in force. Hermit crabs, feather stars and sea urchins in particular come out at night.

Nudibranchs on the other hand are active during the day. Along with some of the flatworms, nudibranchs or sea slugs are usually incredibly colourful and are a favourite amongst photographers. They can range in size considerably though, and the smaller ones can be tricky to spot without a guide.

Blog posts on marine or sea invertebrates:

Racing Stripe Flatworm on colourful coral

Racing stripe flatworm

Racing stripe flatworm swims over Discosoma coral Location & date Chocolate Island, Malapascua, Philippines. 16th November 2014 Subject The racing …
Fluorescent polyps of reef building coral

Fluorescent coral polyps

Image under ultraviolet showing fluorescent coral polyps Location & date Wadi Lahami, Red Sea, Egypt: 23rd June 2014 Subject Corals of …
Double-spined urchin

Double-spined or banded sea urchin

The double-spined or banded sea-urchin Echinothrix calamaris Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 14th November 2014 Subject A close-up of the …
Soft coral with fish shoal in the background, Calanggaman

Coral reef scene in the Philippines

Soft coral reef scene with shoal of fish in the background Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 19th November 2014 Subject …