The imperator


This tropical shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) is one of the nicest and most colourful creatures that inhabit the Indonesian seas. It’s a symbiont crustacean and always lives together with other marine creatures such as Nudibranchs or Sea Cucumbers, as shown here.
Lembeh Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Olympus EPL-1, Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 lens, 1/125, f19, ISO 200, external INON S2000 strobe,
10Bar underwater camera housing

by Alex Varani, Imola, Italy