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The clownfish is the most popular tropical fish, thanks to the movie Finding Nemo (The world of Nemo). While sorting out my photos, I rediscovered with pleasure the clownfish that I have flashed over the years. Here is the photo gallery of my own little world of Nemo.
Nemos Photo Gallery
All the photos below were taken with my small Canon Powershot A95 compact camera.
Addition - July 2012 : I have made so much progress since then... The pictures below are from before 2009. I am now doing much better with my SLR, the Canon Eos 7D. See the photos at the end of the link below : → Clownfish have a dirty mouth
As you may know, the clownfish is also called Anemony-fish in English, because of the anemone in which it lives. Hence the name Nemo (atNEMOny fish) for the little Disney cartoon hero.
Clownfish are curious, but mostly fearful. At the beginning of the movie, we see Nemo's daddy come out and then carefully go back into the anemone several times, before coming out again...
It's the same for real clownfish. They keep moving, wriggling, hiding and burrowing into their anemones. Not easy to photograph!
Beware of the anemone kingpins!
But some are more intrepid. Once, during a dive in SipadanI witnessed some amazing behavior from a very brave little clownfish.
While I was leaning on the anemone trying to take a picture of it, it came out at full speed and went straight to the mask of my partner to hit it. Bing!
Quickly, he returned to take refuge between the stinging tentacles. Then he started the maneuver again. Re-bing! I even managed to take the picture...