Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012
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The underwater photoIt's fun. I love it when fishes take suggestive poses. The nicest ones are not the ones you think!
Maws of fish
As I travel and dive, I am less and less indulgent with my photos of fish. It is no longer enough to capture their image. I try more to "draw their portrait".
The photos are much more interesting when you manage to freeze a fish face, fin raised, in an unusual pose, aesthetic, or suggestive ...
Some of the portraits hold surprises... We discover that the clownfish, the "Nemo" popularized by the movie of the same name, is not a cute little animal, but an aggressive villain who likes to show off his sharp little teeth.
We realize that the trunkfish is a joker, whose mocking pout goes very well with this exasperating mania that he has to run away as soon as we are interested in him.
One can even get excited about the ugliness of the scorpionfish, lurking in its cruel and false lethargy. Its hunting strategy consists in watching without moving the surroundings with its big eyes, to swallow the unfortunate prey which will have the misfortune to pass within reach of its mouth.
You will find below a small selection of these "mouths" of fish, photographed in the waters of AlorI spent ten days in this remote Indonesian archipelago in July 2012.