João Pedro Silva

In spite of being an IT professional, Joao Pedro Silva has kept an interest on biology since an early age. By his 16th birthday he received his first SLR camera and has photographed wildlife ever since, especially the smaller and more cryptic animals. By 2000, some of his friend divers encouraged him to start photographing underwater and this has turned into a serious addiction. It was then that he found his first nudibranch, a Flabellina babai, an animal so beautiful as intriguing that he decided to know a bit more about these animals. Most of his dives are now oriented towards finding and documenting nudibranchs (and other opistobranchs), aswell as trying to provide more information to other fellow divers. More recently he has also presented lectures on the Portuguese nudibranch species and has helped on the identification of some of the species presented on the most recent underwater marine life field guide for continental Portugal (“Guia de Espécies Submarinas: Portugal – Berlengas”, Nuno Vasco Rodrigues, Paulo Maranhão, Pedro Oliveira, José Alberto). He’s also maintaining a blog on Portuguese opistobranchs: hypselodoris.blogspot.com (in Portuguese).

His motto: “Know what to look for and look to know more”.


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Nudibranch Species from João Pedro Silva » View all photo from João Pedro Silva (304 photos)

Aegires punctilucens from Sesimbra, Portugal
(2 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Aeolidia papillosa from Baleal, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
(1 photo from João Pedro Silva)
Aeolidiella alderi from Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal
(1 photo from João Pedro Silva)
Aeolidiella sanguinea from Tróia, Portugal
(2 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Aglaja tricolorata from Algarve, Portugal
(5 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Aldisa smaragdina from Sesimbra, Portugal
(1 photo from João Pedro Silva)
Aplysia depilans from Baleal, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(2 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Aplysia fasciata from Baleal, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(3 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Aplysia punctata from Baleal, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(4 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Archidoris pseudoargus from Sesimbra, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from João Pedro Silva)
Armina maculata from Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal
(2 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Armina tigrina from Tróia, Portugal
(1 photo from João Pedro Silva)
 

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