Alex Mustard - Evening Dance

 

Anthias are one of the most abundant coral reef fish. They live in dense colonies on the edge of reefs that are exposed to current. They spawn most evenings. Spawning starts, as it often does in the animal kingdom, with the males showing off. The swim above the females and dive down into their ranks with a J shaped dance. Here I photographed a male against the evening sunlight, rendered as rings by the Trioplan lens. Focusing on this fast moving fish was challenging!


Location: Sinai, Egypt


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