Tenerife

These pictures have been made during a one week dive holiday on Tenerife in Playa Paraiso not far away from the tourist hotel bunkers in Playa Americana. We were diving with Baracuda Club Teneriffa. These are my first underwater photos in the sea. July 1 to 26, 2002, 34 Images.

Image 1/34: Fish Feeding

A swarm of fishes attracted by the food in the white bag. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002

Image 2/34: Many Fish

Many striped fish in front of a crevice — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002

Image 3/34: Sea Urchin

An orange sponge and black long-spined sea-urchin — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002

Image 4/34: Underwater Landscape

The rocky underwater landscape was formed by a volcano long time ago. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002

Image 5/34: Stingray Feeding

A dive guide feeding a stingray with fish waste from the local supermarket. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 6/34: Atlantic Stingray

The Atlantic stingrays at Playa Paraiso fear no divers and sometimes come so close that one can touch them. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 7/34: Lizard Fish

A lizard fish is lying on the sand. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 8/34: Sepia

A currently red coloured sepia. It's amazing how rapidly (within a split second) they can change their colour and skin structure — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 9/34: Starfish

An orange starfish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 10/34: Anemones

Two club-tipped anemones with different colours. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 11/34: Fire Worm

A fire worm. As the name tells touching this beast is not recommended :-) — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 12/34: The Rock

Emmm ... yes, this is just a rock. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 13/34: Goatfish

A red mullet lying on the sand. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 14/34: Sepia

A portrait of another sepia with different colour and skin structure. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 15/34: Flat Crab

A flat crab picking off the fine film of plant growth that covers the rocks. It's a shy creature that hides itself when one approaches. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Image 16/34: Trumpet Fish

A trumpet fish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Image 17/34: Starfish

A seven-armed 'blue starfish' — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Image 18/34: Scorpionfish

A little red Madeira rockfish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Image 19/34: Anemone

A club-tipped anemone — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Image 20/34: Scorpionfish

little Madeira rockfish. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Image 21/34: Anemones

A group of snakelocks anemones in the shallow water of the Fiesta bay at Playa Paraiso. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Image 22/34: Sponges with Mussels

Golden sponges with dead shell and black sea-urchins. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 23/34: Atlantic Stingray

An atlantic stingray soaring over the ground — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 24/34: Atlantic Stingray

An atlantic stingray soaring over the ground — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 25/34: Atlantic Stingray

An atlantic stingray showing its mouth and white belly. This image is retouched. I removed the hands and octopus of a diver in the upper left corner. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 26/34: Stingrays

Two atlantic stingrays fighting for food. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 27/34: Anemones

Two different coloured club-tipped anemones and some orange little fishes. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 28/34: Butterfly Ray

Can you see it? It's a portrait of the widewing butterfly ray. With those patterns it is hardly to spot on a sandy ground. One can see an eye and a gill hole left of it. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 29/34: Tiger Moray

Snap! A tiger moray — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 30/34: Blenny

A redlip blenny on a rock — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 31/34: Eagle Stingray

An eagle stingray soaring over the ground. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 32/34: Flat Crab

A flat crab — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 33/34: Hermit Crab

A cute red hermit crab in a pretty case of a grooved helmet snail. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Image 34/34: Moray Eel

A black moray and a red-backed cleaner shrimp — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002 — Nikon E990, 1/120 s, F/4.0, 23.4 mm, ISO 100, Friday, July 26, 2002 16:21:18