Clown fish. Alor, Indonesia. July 2012.

Clownfish have a dirty mouth

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  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012

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 ...

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

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.

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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