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Title

Macro Photography: Second Place

Date Taken

2015

Category

Macro

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Description

This was a tricky shot, I was snorkeling when I spotted this blenny under a xmas tree worm. It took me forever to get this shot, i had to approach very slowly because whenever the goby darted in, it triggered the xmas worm to retract. After over an hour of failed attempts I managed to hold my breath long enough to approach slowly and snap this shot, 2 seconds later both blenny and worm had retracted.

Comments

While waiting for the xmas worm to come back out I watched several nearby gobies dart out and mouth at each other, I thought it funny that the one with its hole under the worms stayed firmly in place like he didnt want to give up his prime location.

Camera Specifications

Nikon with 60mm macro

Disciplines

Marine Biology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords

Blenny, Christmas tree worm

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