Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus), below Sea Ventures (an oil rig converted to a dive resort), Mabul, Sabah, Malaysia. This species comes in various colours – a white version can be seen here.

500 views as at May 3rd, 2013.

Nikon D300s, 60mm Micro Nikkor, ISO 200, f/40 at 1/250 sec in RAW, Seacam housing, two Seacam flashes.

This image is also in my calendar Sipadan

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animal, sabah, fish, sea, frogfish, anglerfish, malaysia, wildlife, mabul, borneo


  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    This is amazing, what a wonderful world you see…love it x

  • Thank you – glad you like the calendar as well!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    fantastic capture

  • Thanks!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerover 2 years ago

    Fascinating creature…great shot!

  • Thanks Rusty!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    9 February 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    brilliant capture of this unusual little guy Erik.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks Jude, for all your kind comments!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Ellen Marcus
    Ellen Marcusover 2 years ago

    That is a beautiful animal!

  • Thanks Ellen!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 02/10/2012
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  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 2 years ago

    WOW, have never seen anything like this!! Fantastic shot Erik!!

  • Thanks Teresa!

    – Erik Schlogl

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