Angel Fitor - Weird home
The complexity of the natural world is still far to be totally understood. Since the beginning of humanity, the unexplainable part of it has been a crucible for all fears, a cradle for religions and myths, and today, for us photographers, a fabulous playing ground. Despite science has offered different explanations to the weird relationship that pearlfish Carapus acus establishes with certain sea cucumbers, its true meaning still belongs to the stimulating realm of the uncertain. A vertebrate that lives inside an invertebrate; that feeds in part of its internal organs without killing it; that communicates with their neighbouring conspecifics by emitting sounds from inside its living home; and that emerges from its anus´ host at night in search for prey, is certainly a quirky dream for every marine naturalist, and an extremely rare encounter for any photographer.
Location: Mediterranean sea, Spain