RED WHIP AMBUSH

WINNER - Animal Portrait 

PAINTED FLUTEMOUTH

AULOSTOMUS CHINENSIS

Fish have few facial muscles to enliven their portraits but their behaviour opens up some opportunities. Here, a painted flutemouth hovers among the waving stems of red whipcoral. Patient and sharply watchful, it will be rewarded when a passing small fish or crustacean fails to notice its deadly presence.

South-east Sulawesi, Indonesia
Canon 5DSR, EF100 f2.8L macro IS USM plus Kenko 1.4x teleconverter, 1/250, f/16, ISO 100, 2 x Inon Z240

by Wade Hughes