The waters along the Cape often appear as green when you are under the kelp canopies, obstructing what the true colour of the understory is. In this case it is bright red and orange, the first colours to go when descending into the depths of the ocean. Presented is a massive Gasflame nudibranch (Bonisa nakaza) nestled amongst feather stars. These sea slugs are endemic to the waters of South Africa, and are a popular sight to see, cruising about and eating away at the bryozoans. They stand out in stark contrast through the green haze with their bright flamboyant colours.
Photograph taken at Windmill Beach, Simon’s Town, South Africa.