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Synchiropus splendidus


The colorful mandarin fish is very entertaining to watch. It moves around the coral at dusk in a dance across from its partner before finally joining together to mate.


Coral Reef. Usually found in shallow sheltered reefs.

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andreweleighton 5 years ago

Thanks Marta and triggsturner for the complements!

triggsturner 5 years ago

I agree with Marta. A great image of a beautiful, but very difficult subject. Well done and thanks for sharing it.

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Nice that you got to see them! I saw these guys in Philippines and it was really difficult to make good pics of them because it has to be at sunset without flash lights to not scare them and then they only dart out of the coral for a couple of seconds and then back in. This type of spottings deserve a lot of appreciation since they are really hard to get so congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 15, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2015

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