Blue blenny

UNDERWATER Subject

This inch-long Namiye’s Combtooth Blenny (Ecsenius namiyei) was patrolling his coral territory, always coming back to the same lookout spots. I watched him for some time and waited patiently until he returned to this particular spot, so that I could capture this image of him sitting among the bed of soft coral flowers.
Cendana Pearl Farm jetty, Aljui Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Nikon D300, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens with Canon 250D close-up lens, 1/160, f22, ISO 200; Sea&Sea underwater housing; two Inon Z240 strobes; handheld

by Tammy Gibbs, Western Australia