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Brown Tube Sponges | Rum Cay, Bahamas
These tube sponges were large. I had no model with me on this particular dive, therefore with no person present, there is no “size comparison”. Having taken the picture, I can tell you they are approximately 2′ long. The smallest, at the base, is about 6″-8″. Tube sponges are not uncommon, but they aren’t all over the place either.
This cluster, positioned under a cluster of gorgonian coral, presented an interesting photo op. I was ever-so-slightly below them to get the surface light involved in the shot. The reef, silhouetted against the surface, adds effect. I did bracket and move the light over my right shoulder the use flash fill on the reef behind. Results: no where near as interesting. That portion of the reef lacked enough sea life to add interest. Again, it pays to bracket so you get to know right from wrong.