Pic of the Day – Anemone Fish Trio

Anemone fish – Amphiprion ocellaris

While I beaver away on the next instalment of the Komodo series, I thought I’d resume my ‘Pic of the Day’ posts. These are images that I have stashed away in my archives. I am going to dust off a few and share them, with some description of where I took them and what the heck they are.

This trio of anemone fish [Amphiprion ocellaris], from Thailand, took some serious patience (and I will admit to some luck as well ;^) to get lined up like this. These beautiful little fish flitter incessantly – popping up off their host anemone to check out the local happenings, feeding on little flyby tidbits in the water, and then burrowing back down in the anemone to rub themselves with the anemone’s toxin – making them an unattractive meal for other fish and critters.

I could seriously spend an entire dive over an anemone, just watching the show. Love these critters…

Oh, and a PS – If you would like to read more about diving in Thailand, you will find a (photo heavy) trip report from 2011 here, and one more from 2007, here. They both describe live aboard diving in the Similans/Surins/Richelieu Rock, as well as the diving around the Phi Phi islands. Short version – it does not suck ;^) The 2007 report also covers touring in Bangkok and staying on Phuket…

About Judy G Diver

Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, I have always felt a strong connection to the sea. But for many years, I stayed on the surface, afraid of what lurked down deep. When I was in my early 30's, with three young children (aka the P's), my husband (aka Mr G) signed us up for a SCUBA certification course, as a surprise. Although I had my fears, my stubbornness prevailed, and somehow I made it through four murky, frigid, cold water dives in Vancouver to successfully pass the course. Soon after we went diving off the west coast of Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez, where my eyes were opened to the beauty and other-worldliness of the life down under. And the rest, as they say, is history. I currently have well over 2000 dives under the belt, and I have been fortunate to travel extensively in Asia, Australia, Fiji, Galapagos, Costa Rica, California, the Caribbean, Mexico and here in British Columbia. After shooting hefty DSLRs for many years, I just switched over to a groovy Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera, in a Nauticam housing, with dual Sea & Sea strobes and a bag full of lenses. In addition to this blog and my personal website (Awoosh.com/Directory), which is linked at the top of the blog, my stuff has been widely published in a variety of magazines and websites, including an ongoing regular monthly feature on Scubadiving.com. All links to this work can be found in this blog.
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