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If there is a cuter animal out there, I refuse to believe it. 
This pregnant male Pygmy Seahorse is about a quarter inch tall. One small seafan amongst a huge swath of destroyed reef provided an oasis for five of these little buggers. Hopefully it remains so.  @divecbr @retra_uwt @nauticamhousings 
#pygmyseahorse #seahorse #hippocampus #hippocampusbargibanti #anilao #philippines #crystalblueresort #underwatermacro #underwaterphotography #nauticam #nikon #nikond500 #nauticamsmc #muckdiving
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If there is a cuter animal out there, I refuse to believe it. This pregnant male Pygmy Seahorse is about a quarter inch tall. One small seafan amongst a huge swath of destroyed reef provided an oasis for five of these little buggers. Hopefully it remains so. @divecbr @retra_uwt @nauticamhousings #pygmyseahorse #seahorse #hippocampus #hippocampusbargibanti #anilao #philippines #crystalblueresort #underwatermacro #underwaterphotography #nauticam #nikon #nikond500 #nauticamsmc #muckdiving

The truth about the Pygmie’s most common threat is daunting as it is us, divers.

The Sea Fans associated with Pygmies are very delicate and slow-growing. Sadly, when they come into contact with the equipment, camera or bubbles of divers they can be damaged. 
If the Sea Fan dies so does the seahorse.

Pygmy Seahorses can not close their eyes if they are being traumatised or blinded by torches, strobes or flashes.

The Pygmy Seahorse is a fragile creature that does not deserve to be killed in order for you to achieve your goal. 
Here are some rules to follow to shoot responsibly;
1. Do Not Touch Pygmy Seahorses.
2. Do Not Touch their Gorgonian.
3. Do Not Use a Torch/Flashlight.
4. Five Photo Limit per Diver.
5. No Artificial Light for Video.
6. No Night Diving with Pygmy Seahorses.
7. Beware of the Surrounding Environment.
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The truth about the Pygmie’s most common threat is daunting as it is us, divers. The Sea Fans associated with Pygmies are very delicate and slow-growing. Sadly, when they come into contact with the equipment, camera or bubbles of divers they can be damaged. If the Sea Fan dies so does the seahorse. Pygmy Seahorses can not close their eyes if they are being traumatised or blinded by torches, strobes or flashes. The Pygmy Seahorse is a fragile creature that does not deserve to be killed in order for you to achieve your goal. Here are some rules to follow to shoot responsibly; 1. Do Not Touch Pygmy Seahorses. 2. Do Not Touch their Gorgonian. 3. Do Not Use a Torch/Flashlight. 4. Five Photo Limit per Diver. 5. No Artificial Light for Video. 6. No Night Diving with Pygmy Seahorses. 7. Beware of the Surrounding Environment.

Hold Fast
Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus Bargibanti)
Anda, Bohol, Philippines.
Day 1 of diving in Anda we were treated to a pygmy seahorse, dragon shrimp and a whale shark cruising by. Not bad at all.
Shot on Olympus TG4 with PT-056 Housing, Sea and Sea YS-03 Strobe
#olympus #tg4 #macro #underwatermacro #uwmacro #seahorse #pygmyseahorse #uwart #photography #philippines #philippinesmacro #scubashooters
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Hold Fast Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus Bargibanti) Anda, Bohol, Philippines. Day 1 of diving in Anda we were treated to a pygmy seahorse, dragon shrimp and a whale shark cruising by. Not bad at all. Shot on Olympus TG4 with PT-056 Housing, Sea and Sea YS-03 Strobe #olympus #tg4 #macro #underwatermacro #uwmacro #seahorse #pygmyseahorse #uwart #photography #philippines #philippinesmacro #scubashooters

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O R G A N I S M • OF • THE • WEEK
This week learn more about the Pygmy Seahorse! All images provided by @martina_fabricci check her out!  Link in bio! #blog
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🌸New Blog Post🌸 O R G A N I S M • OF • THE • WEEK This week learn more about the Pygmy Seahorse! All images provided by @martina_fabricci check her out! Link in bio! #blog

The #pygmyseahorse is one of the smallest #fish the world and definitely one of the cutest things I have ever seen 💙
I can never go past a #gorgonia without scanning it for these little guys. 
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The #pygmyseahorse is one of the smallest #fish the world and definitely one of the cutest things I have ever seen 💙 I can never go past a #gorgonia without scanning it for these little guys. #toocutetobetrue #fancoral #reef #coraltriangle #fisharefriends #underwaterphotography #underwaterparadies #underwaterpic #marinebiologie #makro #makrophotography #scubadiving #diving #scuba #nature #wildlife #travel #komodonationalpark #komodo #indo #Indonesia

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左の子は振り向いてくれた!

#okinawa #okinawan #diving #diver #fandiving  #marinesports #beachlover #pygmyseahorse #coral #沖縄 #ダイビング #ダイバー #海 #海が好き #砂川英依 #ナウイ #naui #ピグミーシーホース #タツノオトシゴ #擬態魚 #サンゴ
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タツノオトシゴ ここでしたϵ( 'Θ' )϶ 左の子は振り向いてくれた! #okinawa #okinawan #diving #diver #fandiving #marinesports #beachlover #pygmyseahorse #coral #沖縄 #イビング #イバー #海 #海が好き #砂川英依 #ナウイ #naui #ピグミーシーホース #タツノオトシゴ #擬態魚 #サンゴ

Via @eco_nnect One of the rarest photos we have come across! The photo of a (male) pregnant albino pygmy seahorse was shot in Indonesia by @mikeveitch. ⠀
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¡Una de las fotos más raras que nos hemos encontrado! La foto de un caballito de mar pigmeo albino preñado (macho) fue tomada en Indonesia por @mikeveitch. ⠀
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Via @eco_nnect One of the rarest photos we have come across! The photo of a (male) pregnant albino pygmy seahorse was shot in Indonesia by @mikeveitch. ⠀ ⠀ #eco_nnect #sustainability #pygmyseahorse #mikeveitch #saveouroceans eco_nnect🔸 🔸 🔸 🔸 🔸 🔸 #earth #sustainability #greentech #mindyourfootprint #activism #biodiversity #biofuels #cleanenergy #cleanair #climateaction #conservation #deforestation #eco #ecofriendly #ecosystem #energy #green #greenliving #innovation #organic #ocean #recycle #renewables #startup #environmentalist ------------------------------ ¡Una de las fotos más raras que nos hemos encontrado! La foto de un caballito de mar pigmeo albino preñado (macho) fue tomada en Indonesia por @mikeveitch. ⠀

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Bargibanti
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Bargibanti

Pretty in Pink 🌸 This tiny pygmy seahorse (hippocampus bargibanti) took some effort to find but it was such a fun experience. None of the local guides freelancing at our dive shop knew this particular gorgonian sea fan even existed in Anilao until a couple of weeks ago. One of the guides shared the dive site and depth where he thought it was and we went out as a long shot to see if we could locate. Well...remember all those rescue search patterns you have to learn in dive training? They actually do come in handy!🤓 I dove in with a plan and found that coral before anyone else. This was also my first photo trip using a diopter and while it was a new challenge, I love the additional magnification and can’t wait to add more. Fun Fact: This variety of seahorse usually lives its entire life on one single coral head. I’m already looking forward to coming back to see her grow up! I wonder if she’ll remember me too? 🤔
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Pretty in Pink 🌸 This tiny pygmy seahorse (hippocampus bargibanti) took some effort to find but it was such a fun experience. None of the local guides freelancing at our dive shop knew this particular gorgonian sea fan even existed in Anilao until a couple of weeks ago. One of the guides shared the dive site and depth where he thought it was and we went out as a long shot to see if we could locate. Well...remember all those rescue search patterns you have to learn in dive training? They actually do come in handy!🤓 I dove in with a plan and found that coral before anyone else. This was also my first photo trip using a diopter and while it was a new challenge, I love the additional magnification and can’t wait to add more. Fun Fact: This variety of seahorse usually lives its entire life on one single coral head. I’m already looking forward to coming back to see her grow up! I wonder if she’ll remember me too? 🤔 . #pygmyseahorse #pygmy #seahorse #hippocampus #bargibant #bargibanti #gorgonian #seafan #coral #coraltriangle #olympusomd #getolympus #nauticam #divetravel #divelife #uwmacro #underwatermacro #macrophotography #uwphotography #anilao #batangas #philippines #divephilippines #diveanilao

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很开心终于看到像一粒豆这么小的豆丁海马(Hippocampus Pygmy Seahorse)而且拍了很久才拍到这张照片,以海底摄影初学者的我来说,我很喜欢这张照片 ❤️ Has a beginning underwater photographer, I was so happy to see and take a photo of this Pygmy. 😊 Photo by @wayne_wayne23 Using @olympus_my #TG5, thanks to my sifu @gohdiving And awesome spotter in Anilao, From Pier Uno Resort.

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很开心终于看到像一粒豆这么小的豆丁海马(Hippocampus Pygmy Seahorse)而且拍了很久才拍到这张照片,以海底摄影初学者的我来说,我很喜欢这张照片 ❤️ Has a beginning underwater photographer, I was so happy to see and take a photo of this Pygmy. 😊 Photo by @wayne_wayne23 Using @olympus_my #TG5, thanks to my sifu @gohdiving And awesome spotter in Anilao, From Pier Uno Resort. #pygmyseahorse #macro #uwphotography #海底摄影 #微距 #anilaoshootout2017 #itsmorefuninthephilippines #anilao #dive #diving #underwater #philippineairlines #philippinetourismmalaysia #waynewaynetravel #traveler #olympusmalaysia #scubadiver

Our aquarium science teacher just got a shipment with pygmy seahorses... the size of a segment of your finger, but they're adults! I'm in LOVE 💕
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#seahorse #seahorses #pygmyseahorse #pygmy #mini #tiny #cute #cuteanimals #adorable #fish #fishofinstagram #fishofig #saltwater #saltwaterfish #aquarium #seahorsesofinstagram
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Our aquarium science teacher just got a shipment with pygmy seahorses... the size of a segment of your finger, but they're adults! I'm in LOVE 💕 . . . #seahorse #seahorses #pygmyseahorse #pygmy #mini #tiny #cute #cuteanimals #adorable #fish #fishofinstagram #fishofig #saltwater #saltwaterfish #aquarium #seahorsesofinstagram

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Good day all..
This #pygmy #seahorse was taken from my dive at Parigi beach #ambon 
Special thanks to pak Bambang @ambonbluerose_dc.bambang  during my dive service and hospitality at Ambon
Using Nikon D7200 with 105mm Nikon #macro lens
With : @scubadiverid #photodivetrip #pesonaindonesia #wonderfulindonesia #ceritadestinasi #wonderfulunderwaterindonesia #pygmyseahorse
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Good day all.. This #pygmy #seahorse was taken from my dive at Parigi beach #ambon Special thanks to pak Bambang @ambonbluerose_dc.bambang during my dive service and hospitality at Ambon Using Nikon D7200 with 105mm Nikon #macro lens With : @scubadiverid #photodivetrip #pesonaindonesia #wonderfulindonesia #ceritadestinasi #wonderfulunderwaterindonesia #pygmyseahorse

'Close' 😍😍😍 Close-up of a Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse in Lembeh this October. Did I already mention that I ❤ Pygmy Seahorses... 😊😉😂
(Hippocampus bargibanti)

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'Close' 😍😍😍 Close-up of a Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse in Lembeh this October. Did I already mention that I ❤ Pygmy Seahorses... 😊😉😂 (Hippocampus bargibanti) #pygmyseahorse #pygmy #seahorse #love #lembeh #lembehstrait #sulawesi #wonderfulindonesia #art #uwart #uwphoto #uwpic #underwaterphoto #macro #macrodiving #muckdiving #diving #scubadiving #tauchen #macrolovers #ilovediving #divingismylife #ocean #sea #nature #marinelife #canong16 #picoftheday #photooftheday #instadaily

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I made a tiny polymer clay version of the pygmy seahorse in a stocking from Abyssrium. I think it turned out pretty good! Swipe for a screenshot of the in-app pygmy seahorse. 
#polymerclay #abyssrium #taptapfish #pygmyseahorse #happy holidays
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I made a tiny polymer clay version of the pygmy seahorse in a stocking from Abyssrium. I think it turned out pretty good! Swipe for a screenshot of the in-app pygmy seahorse. #polymerclay #abyssrium #taptapfish #pygmyseahorse #happy holidays

First dive done in Leyte amazing muck dive 😍❤🐙🦐🦑 and we are having to much fun with the drone 🚁🤘
#pygmyseahorse #hairysquatlobster #nudis #frogfish x3 #hairyshrimp #candycrab #porcelaincrab #shrimps #2mmnudi #sogodbayscubaresort #leyte #birthdaycelebration #PadiTV #Padi #scubadiverlife #explore #awesome #lovely #underwaterphotography #love #instagood #🐸fish
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First dive done in Leyte amazing muck dive 😍❤🐙🦐🦑 and we are having to much fun with the drone 🚁🤘 #pygmyseahorse #hairysquatlobster #nudis #frogfish x3 #hairyshrimp #candycrab #porcelaincrab #shrimps #2mmnudi #sogodbayscubaresort #leyte #birthdaycelebration #PadiTV #Padi #scubadiverlife #explore #awesome #lovely #underwaterphotography #love #instagood #🐸fish

I can’t decide which shot I like the best, hence I shall upload them all. This is the Raja Ampat Pygmy Seahorse, and a pregnant one at that 💖 Crazy tricky to shoot, and first time for me yeay thanks Gusti @gusti_molor 😘 #rajaampat #rajaampatdiving #uwphotography #pygmyseahorse #tg4 #liveaboard #grandkomodo
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I can’t decide which shot I like the best, hence I shall upload them all. This is the Raja Ampat Pygmy Seahorse, and a pregnant one at that 💖 Crazy tricky to shoot, and first time for me yeay thanks Gusti @gusti_molor 😘 #rajaampat #rajaampatdiving #uwphotography #pygmyseahorse #tg4 #liveaboard #grandkomodo

Monday is all about #mantas , so time to zoom in again and look at something tiny!

This superb pygmy seahorse shot from last week ticks that box, we think! 
This is a Denise pygmy (Hippocampus denise), hiding so well on the branches of its sea fan. 
Pygmy seahorse’s camouflage is SO good - but did you know: * like all seahorses, it’s the males who are responsible for carrying and giving birth to the babies. * when they’re born, they are greyish in colour. They’re ejected from the male’s pouch and drift until they find a new sea fan to settle on. Then they promptly change colour to camouflage. * Denise pygmy seahorses have been observed on seven different types of seafans, whereas the Bargibanti pygmies are only observed on one type of sea fan. * Pygmy seahorses are sensitive to camera flashes and strobes, so as well as staying a safe distance from its sea fan (and of course not holding on to it in anyway) you should also try to use white balance and ambient light when photographing them. 📷 Guillaume Desfeux

#macro #macrophotography #divingindonesia #wonderfulindonesia #seahorse #pygmyseahorse #seafan #kakaban
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Monday is all about #mantas , so time to zoom in again and look at something tiny! This superb pygmy seahorse shot from last week ticks that box, we think! This is a Denise pygmy (Hippocampus denise), hiding so well on the branches of its sea fan. Pygmy seahorse’s camouflage is SO good - but did you know: * like all seahorses, it’s the males who are responsible for carrying and giving birth to the babies. * when they’re born, they are greyish in colour. They’re ejected from the male’s pouch and drift until they find a new sea fan to settle on. Then they promptly change colour to camouflage. * Denise pygmy seahorses have been observed on seven different types of seafans, whereas the Bargibanti pygmies are only observed on one type of sea fan. * Pygmy seahorses are sensitive to camera flashes and strobes, so as well as staying a safe distance from its sea fan (and of course not holding on to it in anyway) you should also try to use white balance and ambient light when photographing them. 📷 Guillaume Desfeux #macro #macrophotography #divingindonesia #wonderfulindonesia #seahorse #pygmyseahorse #seafan #kakaban

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Pygmy Seahorse มือใหม่หัดถ่าย #Pygmyseahorse #Southpoint #Malapascua #philippines #scubadiving
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Pygmy Seahorse มือใหม่หัดถ่าย #Pygmyseahorse #Southpoint #Malapascua #philippines #scubadiving

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Hard to spot, luck to shoot! #PygmySeahorse on a #SeaFan
#DiveLife #Anilao #UWPhotography #Rx100V
#Scuba #ScubaDiving #Dive #Reef
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Hard to spot, luck to shoot! #PygmySeahorse on a #SeaFan #DiveLife #Anilao #UWPhotography #Rx100V #Scuba #ScubaDiving #Dive #Reef

Don’t know if I can let this little guy go. #pygmyseahorse #taxidermy #curiousity
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Don’t know if I can let this little guy go. #pygmyseahorse #taxidermy #curiousity

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12月突入💨(これ撮ったのは11/30だけど😜)
一年の総決算、#終わり良ければすべて良し と言える様に頑張るぞ💪

砂が舞っているのが、まるで雪❄️が降っているみたいで結構好きな1枚です😊

#ピグミーシーホース #pygmyseahorse #hippocampusbargibanti #ヒポカンパスバージバンティ #沖縄 #ホーシュー #ダイビング #水中写真 #水中マクロ #オリンパス #tg3 #コンデジ写真部 #okinawa #horseshoe #scubadiving #underwaterphotography #underwatermacro #olympus #divermag #12月 #クリスマスっぽい #December #christmaslike #whitechristmas
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12月突入💨(これ撮ったのは11/30だけど😜) 一年の総決算、#終わり良ければべて良し と言える様に頑張るぞ💪 砂が舞っているのが、まるで雪❄️が降っているみたいで結構好きな1枚です😊 #ピグミーシーホース #pygmyseahorse #hippocampusbargibanti #ヒポカンパスバージバンティ #沖縄 #ホーシュー #イビング #水中#水中マクロ #オリンパス #tg3 #コンデジ真部 #okinawa #horseshoe #scubadiving #underwaterphotography #underwatermacro #olympus #divermag #12月 #クリスマスっぽい #December #christmaslike #whitechristmas

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Pygmy seahorses are both terrifying and beautiful at the same time. They’re like little peppermint monsters.
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#crueltyfreetaxidermy #fauxtaxidermy #sculpture #pygmyseahorse #coral #etsy #sculpture #sculpey #seacreatures #curiositycabinet #oddities #wip @etsy #sesart
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Pygmy seahorses are both terrifying and beautiful at the same time. They’re like little peppermint monsters. . . . #crueltyfreetaxidermy #fauxtaxidermy #sculpture #pygmyseahorse #coral #etsy #sculpture #sculpey #seacreatures #curiositycabinet #oddities #wip @etsy #sesart

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