Clownfish (or Nemo’s for most people) are a very popular fish that can be found in colder waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. Clownfish from different areas all have different characteristics.
They reside in anemones and have a symbiotic relationship to them; they protect and clean the anemones from parasites and algaes, in return the anemone provides shelter from predators and strong currents.
Did you know that clownfish are able to change from male to female gender? It’s a good thing Disney didn’t put this in the movies, otherwise it would’ve had a very different ending… 😉
Clownfish are very nice photo subjects, they are funny to see and can be extremely slow or extremely agile. The quicker ones can be difficult to photograph. The more reason to be happy with these pictures. Enjoy them, and feel free to leave a comment.
In this blog I’d like to take you with me to the cute critters living in the Maldives. As I’ve said before, the Maldives are known not only for the pelagic fish (i.e. whalesharks and manta rays) but also for the abundant macro life. And that makes the Maldives an amazing place to dive (and shoot pictures… loaaads of pictures).
The fun thing about cute critters… you never know if their picture is going to be cute at the moment you make it. Some critters have a high cute factor, of course. But sometimes you expect something to appear in the screen that will make you melt immediately, and it turns out.. not like that. It turns out cute or not. The other way around works as well; you expect to look at a Godzilla-like creature and turn out to get a Furby. Surprise surprise!
Enjoy the pictures, feel free to leave a comment! See you next week!
December in the Netherlands! The month of celebration, low temperatures, snow, and…. my birthday. Time to flee!
We have the untraditional tradition to celebrate my birtday together, without friends and family. Last year we didn’t have the opportunity to do something fun, so this year we decided to REALLY celebrate by going back to Egypt.
Photo collection of our latest trip to Marsa Alam, Egypt. We’ve made a total of 20 dives and from the 1500+ photos I’ve made, I think these were the prettiest.
Enjoy the pictures and feel free to leave a comment!