Living on the island of Bonaire has
given Ellen Muller the freedom to return to dive sites
regularly to study the reef’s residents over time. She has
been the first to record some marine life behaviors and
has even discovered a new species of nudibranch. That
nudibranch, Trapania bonellenae was named in honor
of her and Bonaire. It is featured in her slide show,
along with some other very rare photographs, including a
rare shot of a spawning Orange Ball Corallimorph.
Ellen Muller moved from the US to
Bonaire in 1980. She didn't pick up an underwater camera
until 2001 when she became instantly hooked on underwater
photography. Being able to dive almost daily in Bonaire
provides many opportunities to document the amazing
diversity of marine life in Bonaire's waters. Her passion
is being able to share with others, through her underwater
photography, some of the incredible underwater creatures
she is fortunate enough to encounter on a regular basis.
Ellen has photographed many unusual, rare and unique
creatures and recorded previously unknown behaviors,
making an invaluable contribution to our knowledge of the
fascinating underwater world.