Shy little bastard. Come out and play.

Not very funny for a clownfish.

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How do you like them clownfish?

From Anemone Reef, Havelock Island

I can't get enough

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Anemones are wicked photogenic

The home of yet another cheeky little clownfish

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Cheeky little clownfish

North Indian anemonefish

Many people assume all clownfish are created equal. But not everyone looks like Nemo.

They’re all part of the subfamily of anemonefish with a generally shared common characteristic: aggressive defense of whatever sea anemone they live around. This one was photographed at Havelock’s Anemone Reef.

Most divers love to play a bit with the clownfish which, if antagonized, will bite a finger or “attack” a dive mask. Note: I have not angered one enough to be bitten. I play nice with others.

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Those are actually pretty worms…

Christmas Tree worms living in stony coral

Christmas Tree worms living in stony coral

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Year of the clownfish

My favorite underwater subject

My favorite underwater subject


I’m going to be out of range of the Internet for a few days. As such, this week will be dedicated to photos from a story on India’s nascent dive industry. Above, is a standard, Western Clown anemonefish.

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