If I Can’t See You…

Anemonefish hiding from predatory jack
I suppose hiding headfirst is better than nothing!


Indonesia (2004) – We spent the better part of 4 days in a shallow grass bed watching a shoal of squid mating and laying eggs down in the grass. We could not predict when they would show up and even more frustrating, they would spook and disappear for anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes. This made for a lot of time underwater, just waiting. During the long waits, I amused myself by watching an anemonefish bury itself into its host anemone whenever potential predators cruised through. On this afternoon, it almost looked like these jacks were teasing the fish. Even though I thought the fish with just its tail exposed was funny, the other fish looked like it was not amused! Have a look at the video: