Here is another Indonesia photographer’s mecca – a pair of Coleman Shrimp. These little beauties (the male is the smaller of the pair) are found on the magnificent (aka fire) sea urchin – a colourful, but very hurtful creature – avoiding contact while you frame up your shot is essential. And I can tell you from extensive experience that it is a bit of chore checking out every freakin’ urchin to find one hosting these little shrimp. Speaking of little, these shrimp are very small – usually less than half an inch long.
This image appeared in the April/May 2012 issue of Scubadiving Magazine, in an article about muck diving in Indonesia. The image was captured in infamous Ambon Harbour – a very grubby but critter-rich location.