Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:
The clownfish is the most popular tropical fish, thanks to the movie Finding Nemo (The world of Nemo). By sorting in my photos, I rediscovered with pleasure the clownfish that I flashed over the years. Here is the photo gallery of my little world of Nemo to me.
Nemos Photo Gallery
All the photos below were taken with my small Canon Powershot A95 compact camera.
Addition - July 2012: What progress has been made since then ... The photos below are from before 2009. I now do much better with my SLR, the Canon Eos 7D. See the photos uploaded 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 he lives. Hence the name of Nemo (atNEMOny fish) for the little Disney cartoon hero.
Clownfish are curious, but fearful most of the time. At the beginning of the film, we can see Nemo's daddy go out and then carefully return several times to the anemone, before going out again ...
It's the same for real clownfish. They keep moving, squirming, hiding and leaning back into their anemones. Not easy to photograph!
Beware of the caïds anemones!
But some are more fearless. Once, during a dive at SipadanI witnessed some amazing behavior from a very brave little clownfish.
While I was bending over the anemone to try to photograph him, he came out at full speed and ran right over the mask of my partner to hit it. Bing!
Quickly, he returned to take refuge between stinging tentacles. Then he started the maneuver again. Re-bing! I even managed to take the picture ...
And you, have you ever been attacked by a clownfish?