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.

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

These are so beautiful!

@ 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.

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. :)

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

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.