Blog Posts

  • Fuvahmulah
    Fuvahmulah Island in the Maldives is an unspoiled natural haven, distinct for its flat, oval shape and rich biodiversity, including coral reefs and whale sharks. It combines cultural depth with warm local hospitality and offers activities like diving, surfing, and trekking. Emphasizing sustainable tourism, this overlooked destination promises a unique mix of adventure, relaxation, and cultural experience.
  • Tiger Sharks in the Maldives
    Fuvahmulah, Maldives, offers a journey through its vibrant underwater realm, highlighting the grace of tiger sharks in their natural habitat. Enthusiasts can experience the majesty of these creatures and the rich marine life surrounding them. Photography immortalizes this ecosystem’s grandeur, emphasizing the critical need for conservation. Emphasizing eco-conscious tourism, Fuvahmulah promises unforgettable aquatic adventures, urging the protection of marine wonders for posterity.
  • Gallery of marine invertebrates
  • Gallery of Marine Invertebrates
    A gallery of Marine (Sea) Invertebrate images by Toby Gibson Photography
  • Malapascua
  • Moorhens fighting – all is not as it seems.
    Moorhen fights These two moorhens Gallinula chloropus are fighting over a mate, but it is more likely to be two females fighting over a male than the other way round. The male is more likely to be seen passively sitting on the nest. This behaviour typically occurs around April at the start of the breeding… Read more: Moorhens fighting – all is not as it seems.
  • Racing stripe flatworm
    Racing stripe flatworm swims over Discosoma coral Location & date Chocolate Island, Malapascua, Philippines. 16th November 2014 Subject The racing stripe flatworm Pseudoceros bifurcus is a ‘say what you see’ species. The distinctive white stripe with dark border easily identifies this species. This example has a cut, possibly a bite mark, on one side. This particular… Read more: Racing stripe flatworm
  • Biodiversity of coral reefs
    Coral reef scene in the Red Sea Location & date Emperor divers house reef at Palace and Sahara Sands Hotels, Marsa Alam, Egypt: 21st June 2014 Subject – Biodiversity of coral reefs This image for me encapsulates the biodiversity of coral reefs in one picture. It is probably the most species I have ever crammed into one… Read more: Biodiversity of coral reefs
  • Fluorescent coral polyps
    On 23rd June 2014, a UV photograph showcased the green fluorescence of Pocillopora coral polyps in the Red Sea, revealing the health of shallow reefs. This technique helps conservationists identify stress in corals before bleaching events. Taken during a night dive, the image was shot with a Nikon D800 and specialized filters.
  • Skye Landscape – Old man of Storr
    The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, offers an inspirational view for landscape photography. On 17th January 2014, an evening shot captured grassy terrain and distant snow-peaked mountains during the ‘golden hour.’ The image, taken with a Nikon D800 for a magazine project by University of Nottingham students, is featured in a portfolio collection.
  • Double-spined or banded sea urchin
    The Echinothrix calamaris, a sea urchin known for its distinctive banded spines and blue star pattern on its test, is common in the Philippines. A photographer, while generally avoiding them, captured a close-up of its unique features in Malapascua on November 14, 2014, despite their reclusive, nocturnal nature.
  • Coral reef scene in the Philippines
    On November 19, 2014, a vibrant scene of soft coral, Dendronephthya sp., with a fish shoal was captured in Calanggaman Island, near Malapascua, Philippines. Notably, this area benefits from Marine Protected Areas, leading to thriving fish populations. The image was taken with a Nikon D800, using a 15mm Sigma fisheye lens.
  • Little Egret visits my garden
    Little Egret – an Unusual Visitor This photograph was taken from my kitchen window. It’s a little egret –  Egretta garzetta – which visited for the few days in January when there was snow on the ground. Curiously it only appeared when there was lying snow, and disappeared as soon as it had thawed. Hopefully it will… Read more: Little Egret visits my garden