Postcard from the Reef – Four Spot

At the base of a large antler coral, a pair of butterflyfish that really didn’t want to leave, even when a large and noisy diver is sitting just a few feet away. I love these opportunities, any chance to get a closer shot of a fish that usually swims quickly away when approached.

Fourspot Butterflyfish
Fourspot Butterflyfish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus) under a coral head at O'oma

Postcard from the Reef – Pyramid Butterflyfish

You do not see these fish everywhere, just a few specific spots. But when you do see them, they are hovering in large schools. Exposed sites with large drop-offs are the usual places to find Pyramid Butterflyfish…

Pyramid Butterflyfish
Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis) at 60ft, Black Point, Kohala