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Anilao Nudibranch – Philippines Underwater Photography

A gallery of colourful Anilao nudibranch photos, taken by Andy Davis, during a 1-week training expedition to Anilao in the Philippines.

Anilao is often regarded as the ‘Nudibranch Capital of the World’ – and is a very popular destination for serious underwater photographers. In addition to the large variety of nudibranch, there is a huge bio-diversity of macro and reef marine life; with sites such as ‘Secret Bay’ commonly considered to be on par with muck diving legends like Lembeh in Indonesia. It is an excellent place to see bucket list critters like a blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus, frogfish, ornate or ghost pipefish.

This is definitely the place to come if you enjoy underwater photography!

Nudibranch Philippines Anilao Chromodoris kuniei
Nudibranch – Chromodoris kuniei
Nudibranch Anilao Chromodoris willani
Chromodoris willani
Nudibranch Philippines Mexichromis multituberculata Muck Dive Photography
Nudibranch – Mexichromis multituberculata
Hypselodoris infucata Philippines Underwater Photograph
Nudibranch – Hypselodoris infucata
Nudibranch Chromodoris reticulata Underwater Photography
Nudibranch – Chromodoris reticulata
Nudibranch Anilao Philippines Nembrotha chamberlaini
Nudibranch – Nembrotha chamberlaini
Nudibranch Anilao Philippines Macro Photography Nembrotha chamberlaini
Nudibranch – Nembrotha chamberlaini
Nudibranch Anilao Philippines Macro Photography Flabellina Sp.
Nudibranch – Flabellina Sp.

Nudibranch are certainly the ‘butterflies of the sea’ and a very popular subject for underwater photography.  There are many hundreds of different species, all of which are uniquely colourful.  They are also small and slow-moving – so represent an ideal subject matter for novice to expert-level photographers.

Learn more about diving in Anilao, Philippines


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About The Author

Andy Davis is a RAID, PADI TecRec, ANDI, BSAC, and SSI-qualified independent technical diving instructor who specializes in teaching sidemount, trimix, and advanced wreck diving courses.

Currently residing in Subic Bay, Philippines; he has amassed more than 10,000 open-circuit and CCR dives over three decades of challenging diving across the globe.

Andy has published numerous diving magazine articles and designed advanced certification courses for several dive training agencies, He regularly tests and reviews new dive gear for scuba equipment manufacturers. Andy is currently writing a series of advanced diving books and creating a range of tech diving clothing and accessories.

Prior to becoming a professional technical diving educator in 2006, Andy was a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Belize, and Cyprus.

In 2023, Andy was named in the “Who’s Who of Sidemount” list by GUE InDepth Magazine.

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Originally posted 2018-11-05 06:10:56.

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