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, ❗
      j’ai bien rigolé en regardant la vidéo d’Alimata et en lisant tous les commentaires!! 😀

  2. J’adhère à ces réflexions métaphysiques! Je me suis surprise plusieurs fois à raconter avoir eu une vraie histoire d’amour avec tel ou tel poisson, de trouver un bébé globe (juvénile de box fish pour être plus précise) tellement mignon que je craque à chaque fois que je regarde la photo, de sourire tendrement face au »regard » et aux yeux coquins de ce poisson faucon …. C’est sans compter avec les crevettes mantis avec qui jouer à cache-cache est un vrai plaisir … je retrouve une âme d’enfant et me surprends à imaginer des dialogues et scénarios de ces rencontres toujours imprévues qui font l’émerveillement sans cesse renouvellé de la plongée. C’est ce que j’aime aussi dans la photo sous-marine …. 😀

  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. J’aime bien le titre de ton article, tu mets les pieds dans le plat 😆
    Yeah, clown fish have a dirty mouth, perfectly, and cats are nothing but wankers.
    J’espère que la prochaine fois, tu feras leur compte aux poissons demoiselle, tiens… 😀
    Signé : le CCPC (Comité Contre les Poissons Clowns) 😉

    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. @Un été sans fin : merci !!! 🙂 Le plugin que j’utilise est l’une des nombreuses « lightbox » ou « shadowbox » qui existent pour WordPress. Celui qui est installé c’est 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!

    1. @Lisemet: merci pour les compliments !!! Je suis bien d’accord avec toi, le « panda » est une teigne… 😀

  7. perso je trouve que les poissons clowns « panda » comme tu les appelles, sont très jolis ! 👿

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