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)

Flabellina ischitana from Sesimbra, Portugal
(2 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Flabellina pedata from Sesimbra, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(8 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Geitodoris planata from Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal
(1 photo from João Pedro Silva)
Goniodoris castanea from Tróia, Portugal
(1 photo from João Pedro Silva)
Hancockia uncinata from Sesimbra, Portugal
(1 photo from João Pedro Silva)
Hypselodoris bilineata from Algarve, Portugal
(2 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Hypselodoris cantabrica from Peniche, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(9 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Hypselodoris fontandraui from Sesimbra, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
(4 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Hypselodoris midatlantica from Baleal, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
(3 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Hypselodoris picta from Azores, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
(5 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Hypselodoris villafranca from Sesimbra, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(11 photos from João Pedro Silva)
Janolus cristatus from Baleal, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(5 photos from João Pedro Silva)
 

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