Clown fish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.

Clownfish have a dirty mouth

  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012

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The underwater photoit's fun. I love it when the fish pose in suggestive poses. The nicest ones aren't the ones you think they are!

Maws of fish

As I travel and dive, I am less and less lenient with my fish pictures. It is no longer enough for me to capture their image. I try more and more to "paint a picture" of them.

The photos are much more interesting when you manage to freeze a fish face, fin raised, in an unusual pose, aesthetic, or suggestive ...

Anthias. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Anthias. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.

Some portraits reserve surprises... We discover that the clown fish, the "Nemo" popularized by the film of the same name, is not a cute little beast, but an aggressive villain who likes to show off his little sharp teeth.

Clown fish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Clown fish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.

One realizes that the trunk-fish is a joker, whose mocking pout goes very well with this maddening mania that he has to save himself when one is interested in him.

Horned chest fish. Alor, Indonesia, July 2012.
Horned chest fish. Alor, Indonesia, July 2012.

One even manages to rave about the ugliness of the scorpion fish, lurking in its cruel and false lethargy. His hunting strategy is to monitor without moving the area with his big eyes, to swallow the unfortunate prey who will have the misfortune to pass in mouth.

Lionfish. Alor, Indonesia, July 2012.
Lionfish. Alor, Indonesia, July 2012.

Picture gallery

You will find below a small selection of these "mouths" of fish, photographed in the waters of Alor, this distant archipelago of Indonesia, where I spent ten days, in July 2012.

Fish Mandarin. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Fish Mandarin. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Lionfish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Lionfish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Boxfish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Boxfish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Cuttlefish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Cuttlefish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Blowfish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Blowfish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Fish-sheet. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Fish-sheet. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Javanese moray eel. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Javanese moray eel. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Rhinopias. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Rhinopias. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Ornate ghost fish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Ornate ghost fish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Fish-sheet. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Fish-sheet. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Lionfish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Lionfish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.
Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.

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  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012

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  1. very beautiful pictures, there are some who really sacred trunks !!
    I confirm that little Nemo is a real ringworm, I was bitten several times by a small Nemo who did not appreciate the photographers!

    1. eh I missed this post of 2008!
      I find that the expression "caïd des reifs" fits perfectly with the fish-clown, ❗
      I had a good laugh watching Alimata's video and reading all the comments!!! 😀

  2. I agree with these metaphysical thoughts! I have surprised myself several times by telling about having had a real love story with this or that fish, by finding a baby globe (juvenile box fish to be more precise) so cute that I crack up every time I look at the picture, by smiling tenderly at the "look" and the mischievous eyes of this hawkfish .... This is without counting the mantis shrimps with which playing hide-and-seek is a real pleasure... I rediscover a child's soul and I find myself imagining dialogues and scenarios of these always unforeseen encounters that make the wonder of diving constantly renewed. This is what I also like about underwater photography .... 😀

  3. I do not really think they are aggressive, it's just that they ask the question what is this big thing! Otherwise it is clear that they have a very ugly head!

  4. I like the title of your article, you put your foot down 😆
    Yeah, clown fish have a dirty mouth, perfectly, and cats are nothing but wankers.
    I hope that next time, you will make their account to the fishes damsel, here... 😀
    Signed: the CCPC (Committee Against Clown Fish) 😉

    1. @ Ludovic / Wet & Sea: yes, there is tired of this smug feeling and a little silly in front of the nemos. It was necessary to restore the truth.
      Long live the CCPC !!!
      😆

  5. Except that your article and your photos are great, I wondered what plugin you use to display your photos in WordPress? Thank you

    1. @An endless summer: thank you!!! 🙂 The plugin I use is one of the many "lightbox" or "shadowbox" that exist for WordPress. The one that is installed is Shadowbox JS.

      Otherwise, for gallery images, it's WordPress that does it alone.
      🙄

  6. The worst species of clownfish is the "panda", black and white, which continues to attack you several meters from its anemore refuge while you do not even interested in it any more. I had a laugh under the water watching my partner struggle with these famous panda fan of kung fu, hihihi!
    You have been able to draw beautiful fish portraits, I love the open mouth of the frogfish, the ebony ribbon so fluo and the tentacles of the cuttlefish. Congratulations Corinne!

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