Dave Harasti

Dave Harasti is a marine scientist in Australia who has been working on threatened marine species (sharks, seahorses and fish) for the past 10 years. Dave is currently doing his PhD in his spare time on the conservation of seahorses and is examining the role that marine protected areas could provide in their protection.

He has been diving for 11 years and in that time he has developed a passion for marine life and underwater photography.

His photography has been internationally recognised. He has recently won several major photography competitions including the Australasian Digital Photographer of the Year 2003, the Australasian Digital Download 2004, Dive OZ Digital Shootout 2004 and the 2005 OZTek Underwater Photo Competition. Dave's digital underwater system of choice is a Nikon D300 in an Ikelite housing with dual Ikelite DS125 strobes.

He has been fortunate enough to dive in many locations around the world with his favourite destinations being Papua New Guinea, Rowley Shoals and Northern Sulawesi. His favourite dive sites however are located in his backyard with the fabulous shore diving of Nelson Bay where he is constantly looking for rare and exotic critters!

More of his work can be seen at his website: www.daveharasti.com


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Nudibranch Species from Dave Harasti » View all photo from Dave Harasti (585 photos)

Paradoris dubia from Nelson Bay, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(2 photos from Dave Harasti)
Pectenodoris trilineata from North Sulawesi, Indonesia
(1 photo from Dave Harasti)
Peltodoris nobilis from California, USAIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Dave Harasti)
Petalifera ramosa from Nelson Bay, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Dave Harasti)
Phidiana indica from PNGIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(2 photos from Dave Harasti)
Phidiana newcombi from Nelson Bay, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Dave Harasti)
Phidiana sp. from Nelson Bay, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(2 photos from Dave Harasti)
Philinopsis gardineri from Lombok, Indonesia
(1 photo from Dave Harasti)
Philinopsis lineolata from Nelson Bay, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Dave Harasti)
Philinopsis pilsbryi from VietnamIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Dave Harasti)
Philinopsis speciosa from Lembeh, Indonesia
(6 photos from Dave Harasti)
Phyllidia coelestis from Solomon IslandsIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(2 photos from Dave Harasti)
 

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