Mating Mandarinfish

Mating Mandarinfish

Mating Mandarinfish

After waiting on the reef in the diminishing light of evening, we were rewarded to see Mandarinfish mating. In this photo you can see the female releasing the eggs. Shot with a Canon 50D, 60mm macro lens, Nexus housing and twin Inon Z240 strobes - and a very patient local dive guide with a small torch. Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Photocomp March '09 - Open

2009-04-03

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