Photo Synthesis

Hello, Fish Face!

I like to photograph the faces of creatures that live in the sea. Here is a sampler of fish faces. All of these individuals belong to the Wrasse (Labridae) family. Most wrasses seem to have attractive markings on their faces, which show up well in close-up images like these.

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Shown above: Thalassoma klunzingeri, from the Red Sea, about 15 cm (six inches) long. This one was photographed near Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

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Shown above: Halichoeres hortulanus, about 23 cm (nine inches) long. Also from the Red Sea, this one was photographed at Ras Mohammed, at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula.

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Shown above: Thalassoma pavo, a Mediterranean species, about 12 cm (about five inches) long. This one was photographed near Cape Greco on the southeastern coast of Cyprus.

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Shown above: Coris julis, a smaller Mediterranean species, about 7.5 cm (three inches) long. This one also was photographed near Cape Greco, Cyprus.

Comments

  1. #1 Erin
    August 10, 2009

    Coris Julis looks like you woke him up from a nap to take this picture.

    These are so beautiful!

  2. #2 Alex
    August 10, 2009

    Ha! I love the Thalassoma.

  3. #3 B. N. Sullivan
    August 11, 2009

    @ Erin – Now that you mention it, ol’ Coris j. does have ‘bedroom eyes’, doesn’t he!

    @ Alex – Thalassoma spp. are not only nice looking, they usually are quite friendly fishies, known to follow divers around and stay quite close. Or maybe they’re just curious about us.

  4. #4 accommodation
    August 27, 2009

    With markings on their faces they look like Nemo from ” Finding nemo” but it’s so pleasing.

  5. #5 B. N. Sullivan
    August 27, 2009

    Hi Accommodation – I find that a lot of the smaller reef fish species, in particular, have ‘cute’ faces when you look at them closely. Nemo became famous, but there are a lot more potential movie stars among reef fishes. :)

  6. #6 sikiş
    March 26, 2010

    clear clean water! A day in rice and that phone is as good as new.(Now if that’s a solution of NaOH or HCL, well then, that’s a different story.

    You want bad, have that cell phone drop into a privvy on the Appalachian Trail. 10 feet down into

  7. #7 oyun hileleri
    May 9, 2010

    With markings on their faces they look like Nemo from ” Finding nemo” but it’s so pleasing.

    yes..

    thanks…

  8. #8 formula 21
    February 21, 2011

    Erin – Now that you mention it, ol’ Coris j. does have ‘bedroom eyes’, doesn’t he!

    @ Alex – Thalassoma spp. are not only nice looking, they usually are quite friendly fishies, known to follow divers around and stay quite close. Or maybe they’re just curious about us.

  9. #9 ไวอากร้า
    August 17, 2011

    wow thank yor for fish

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