Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips, North Sulawesi, Indonesia by Erik Schlogl

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Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides), Aba Point, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Looking at this colourful juvenile, the “common name” for this species in use in some books, “Harlequin Sweetlips,” makes sense. Adults of this species are a more drab grey with black spots, thus its other “common name,” “Spotted Sweetlips.”

Nikon D300, 60mm Micro Nikkor, ISO 200, f/20 at 1/60 sec in RAW, Seacam housing, Seacam flash.

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  • Mark Elshout
    Mark Elshoutover 4 years ago

    Amazing shot! Incredible fish. Is North Sulawesi Indonesia’s best dive site?? I want to go diving in Indonesia but aren’t sure where to go.

  • Thanks, Mark! North Sulawesi is great and definitely worth a trip (I’ve got lots of shots from there on RedBubble), but from what I hear Indonesia has a lot to offer in other places as well – a liveaboard trip to Raja Ampat is definitely still on my “to-do” list.

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 4 years ago

    Hard to photograph these guys (I know from experience) because they never stop moving. Nice work

  • Thanks, Stephen! The trick is to watch the fish for a while and try to predict where it’ll go, rather than chasing after it… though admittedly my divebuddy tried to photograph this same fish and gave up after a few minutes…

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Magnificent capture!

  • Thanks!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 4 years ago

    Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Pamela Plante
    Pamela Planteover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot! The colors and detail are amazing!

  • Thanks, Pamela!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttlealmost 4 years ago

    Nice companion shot with the adult photo, Erik. And nice shooting; I’m guessing this little beauty didn’t stay still long! AMR

  • Thanks – you’re right, this was a fast moving little fellow!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Karue
    Karueabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • sharonjr
    sharonjrabout 3 years ago

    great shot!

  • Thanks Sharon!

    – Erik Schlogl

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