Mouth brooder


I spent around 90 minutes with this male Cardinalfish trying to catch the shot. Every three or four minutes he would roll the eggs in his mouth. Catching this peak of the action on camera proved very frustrating, as he would usually turn to one side.

Robb Jetty, Coogee, Western Australia

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 105mm macro, 1/60, f14, ISO 100

by Shannon Conway, Western Australia