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This shy and reclusive species often inhabits lagoons, channels and outer reef slopes where it can dart out of danger ~ usually residing in areas of rich coral growth.
Here I caught the Blue-Faced Angelfish in the ‘act of being preened’ ~ by a common cleaner-fish ~ as I peered around the corner into the gulley.

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blue faced angelfish, pomacanthus xanthometopon, shy, elusive, reclusive, lagoons, channels, gulley, outer reefs, rich coral growth, preening, cleaning, cleaning station, cleaner fish, labroides dimidiatus, cleanerfishes

As a Marine Scientist, Underwater Photographer, Wildlife Conservation FilmMaker & emerging Explorer ~ Nicks’ recent film “Colours of the Gulf” documented the plight of whale sharks and other marine life in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.

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  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 1 year ago

    Congratulations!

    Wednesday Features
    October 31, 2012

  • NICK COBURN PHILLIPS
    NICK COBURN PH...over 1 year ago

    Jeez Deez!!! Never thought this would get FEATURED in the ‘AMAZING WILDLIFE’ GROUP!!! My My…that’s “TOP-TASTIC!!!” :-)

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