Postcard from the Reef – Raccoon Butterflyfish
Postcard from the Reef – Racoon Butterflyfish
Postcard from the Reef – Tinker
Just a little bit jealous… My friend Pete shot a beautiful photo of a tinker’s butterflyfish…
The little teardrop butterfly was playing peek-a-boo with me. It would peek out, the strobe would fire, it would dart back into the coral. Repeat cycle…
This little fish had good reason to be shy, it is a favorite of the aquarium collectors.
Postcard from the Reef – Tinker’s Butterflyfish
Postcard from the Reef – Night Colors
Many reef fish change color for the night. Many lose their bright daytime colors to become rather drab, most likely in order to evade the predators who scour the reef at night. Moray eels, reef sharks, and more are on the hunt, looking for the fish hiding in the nooks and crannies of the reef. For the diver a nighttime reef it totally different, the clouds of fish hovering over the coral are gone. Here and there a few fish are visible, the color seemingly drained from them as they wait out the night.