The name of the Mandarinfish comes from its extremely vivid colouration, evoking the robes of an Imperial Chinese mandarin.
This one is about 2.5cm long!
[True 1:1 Macro, taken with CANON 5D in Ikelite-Housing, SIGMA 105mm MACRO, 2 Ikelite DS125 strobes]

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  • KCphoto
    KCphotoabout 6 years ago

    Lovely :)K

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 6 years ago

    Exquisite shot. Lovely colours and patterns..well captured. :D

  • Darla  Logsdon
    Darla Logsdonabout 6 years ago

    Very nicely done! Great color!

  • Mark Durant
    Mark Durantabout 6 years ago

    What an amazing fish. The colours are so vibrant.

    Brilliant shot.

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Aabz

  • Wendella Reeves
    Wendella Reevesabout 6 years ago

    Wow this is an awesome shot, I know this are really hard to capture.
    Well done.

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 6 years ago

    love the detail of that fin on his side….beautiful beautiful!

  • Vytas Gaizutis
    Vytas Gaizutisabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful image. Such color!!!

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 6 years ago

    An exquisite little creature

  • Marie Magnusson
    Marie Magnussonabout 6 years ago

    stunning photo, what an amazing find ;-)

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