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Zimbawe Rock

Postby Dave G » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:33 pm

This is always a spectatcular dive - strong currents - deep water - big fish cruising in and out.

You know there are big fish around when you see these guys doing their aerobatics

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You know there are lots of big fish when there are two of them!

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Anyway - many locations have a unique iconic species and here it's the sulphur crested lithobates - that's what I went hunting for! The other highlight is the huge catfish! Big as sharks!

Dropped to 35 metres before I saw my first male - but what a stunner!
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On the way back up I found a cave with a nice male at the back - spent ten minutes with him.

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When I came to back out of the cave I had a bloody great shock! This wasn't it - this is a smaller one of the same species snapped on the same dive. I was too spooked to photograph the monster who'd virtually cuddled up to me!
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here's a female lithobates
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and now, for the mbuna fans
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a crab
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chambo (oreochromis species)
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Protomelas species - legging it
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polystigma female
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby Clare » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:39 pm

WOW. Fantastic Dave.

That trewavasae is stunningly amazing!!!
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby Tony » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:47 pm

Cracking pic's Dave ,Nice full bodied fish as well I noticed :tu: (are you sure their wild ???) :text-lol: :text-lol:
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby steve » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:53 pm

Love the pics. fantastic shoots :tu:
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby nathanmiller2131 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:16 pm

:tu: Great pics!! I am hoping to be able to go on a dive. Need to save up :tu:
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10 Labidochromis Mbamba
1 Labeotropheus Fuelleborni
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby Cshorebobby » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:40 pm

Total mint pic's. Once again wot a experience :text-coolphotos:
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby chris33 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:31 pm

Amazing. Those labeotropheus are stunners matey.
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby daveyboy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:00 pm

great pics and writeup once again Dave :clap: :clap: :tu:
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby wesg8 » Thu May 24, 2012 3:08 pm

Really lovely pics, brings back many memories. Especially the fish eagles
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Re: Zimbawe Rock

Postby davegt3 » Thu May 31, 2012 8:20 am

those pics are amazing could you have 1 of them crabs in an aquarium?
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