Lost in space

UNDERWATER Subject

The Tail Spot Blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura) is found only on the coral reefs around the western tip of New Guinea and a few other Indonesian islands. They are relatively common within their geographic range, and I was lucky to find one resting on this leather coral, making a beautiful natural frame for the fish.

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Nikon D2Xs, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens, 1/125, f18, ISO 100; Subal underwater housing; twin Inon strobes; handheld

by Richard Smith, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom