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The underwater photo, it's funny. I love it when the fish take suggestive poses. The coolest are not the ones we believe!
Maws of fish
During my travels and my dives, I am less and less indulgent with my pictures of fish. It's not enough for me to capture their image. I try more to "draw the 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 portraits hold surprises ... We discover that the clownfish, the "Nemo" popularized by the film of the same name, is not a cute little beast, but a naughty aggressive guy who likes to show his small sharp teeth.
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.
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.
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.