Alex Mustard - Lady In Red

Alex Mustard - Lady In Red

A young golden damselfish peeks out from between the red branches of a whip coral, on a coral reef in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Youngsters favour this mirco-habitat for the protection it affords them. I took this photo with crossed flashes to illuminate only the first part of the coral and not the reef behind, so that I could get a simpler composition.

While many reef fish spawn eggs into the water column, damselfish lay eggs on the reef and then guard them until they hatch.

Location: Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Posted on 13.02.2013
Photo info - 26.01.2013: NIKON D4, 105 mm, ISO 320, f 20, 1/320 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard Amblyglyphidodon aureus golden damselfish Indonesia Raja Ampat underwater West Papua wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Lady In Red

Alex Mustard - Lady In Red

A young golden damselfish peeks out from between the red branches of a whip coral, on a coral reef in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Youngsters favour this mirco-habitat for the protection it affords them. I took this photo with crossed flashes to illuminate only the first part of the coral and not the reef behind, so that I could get a simpler composition.

While many reef fish spawn eggs into the water column, damselfish lay eggs on the reef and then guard them until they hatch.

Location: Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Posted on 13.02.2013
Photo info - 26.01.2013: NIKON D4, 105 mm, ISO 320, f 20, 1/320 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard Amblyglyphidodon aureus golden damselfish Indonesia Raja Ampat underwater West Papua wildlife photography