BASKET STAR SHRIMP

BASKET STAR SHRIMP

LIPKEMENES LANIPES

At night, huge echinoderms called basket stars emerge from their hiding places within the reef. On their surface lives a tiny shrimp (two centimetres long and about the diameter of a five cent coin), which scurry around the basket star’s wide-stretched arms foraging for food.

Alor, Indonesia
Nikon D800, Nikkor 105mm, 1/125, f/14, ISO 100, 2 x Inon Z240 underwater strobes, Subal underwater camera housing

by Richard Smith