For this week’s Photo Friday: Portrait challenge: It took almost two hours to get this portrait of the tiny Redhead Coralgobies. Learning the nature of a fish is often key to getting a decent image. Coral gobies live deep within branching corals and often take the same path through those branches. Having the luxury of time to spend watching, waiting and positioning usually pays off (but not always).
We are still diving in Indonesia, but now back in Internet range with time to post a few observations. One of my recent favorites is the many different looks of the Masked Grouper, Gracila albomarginata. On a dive in the Banda Sea, I noticed a small fish that I didn’t recognize. It was bright purple with lovely red margins on its anal and tailfins. Another I saw had a light, squarish spot on its side, reminiscent of the purple Square … Read more
We’re off the grid for a few weeks, diving in the land of coral gobies – aren’t they cute? We’ll try to post as soon as our boat comes in for provisioning, if we can find an Internet cafe. So don’t forget about us – check back soon for more fish fun.
Dominica 2014 ~ Two of our recent posts have been about our visit to Dominica in the eastern Caribbean. There were too many photos for one post, so this is Dominica Fishes – Part 2. The lizardfish below is a Sand Diver, Synodus intermedius. Just after entering the water at one of our favorite Dominica reefs, Danglebens Pinnacles, I saw Ned make a dash for the sand down at 80 feet. He had seen the Sand Diver sitting very still, … Read more
Here are a few more favorite Blennywatcher images from 2013. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will already have seen most of our favorite images, but some didn’t make into a post and others were published earlier this year in Alert Diver, Scuba Diving or Wetpixel. So, we’re ringing in the New Year with a few more photos from 2013, starting with this Anchor Tuskfish displaying quite a mouthful of teeth. The menacing look is quite … Read more
Underwater, I am usually on the hunt; moving quickly and looking for unusual animals. But dense schools of fishes will stop me every time – I give pause to contemplate the mesmerizing movement.