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Parrotfish asleep, Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia by Erik Schlogl

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Bullethead Parrotfish (Chlorurus sordidus) asleep amongst soft coral, Karang Kapota Reef, Indonesia. It has spun a mucous cocoon around itself – a behaviour that scientists have long assumed protects the fish from nocturnal predators such as moray eels. However, recent research suggests that the purpose of the cocoon is to protect against blood-sucking aquatic parasites – much like a mosquito net.

501 views as at June 29th, 2013.

Nikon D300s, 60mm Micro Nikkor, ISO 200, f/36 at 1/250 sec in RAW, Seacam housing, two Seacam flashes.

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  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 2 years ago

    ‘Quality Art & Photography!’ is having a $20 challenge – ‘Lets try something different’ and you can only enter a work that has been nominated by someone else and I’m nominating you enter this work into the challenge. Good luck!

  • Thanks – I’ll enter for sure!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • CarlaSophia
    CarlaSophiaabout 2 years ago

    Great colors!

  • Thanks Carla!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thanks Ann!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    Sept 27 – image per 24hrs
    Stunning work!

  • Thanks Magaret!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Erik Schlogl

    DIZZYHEIGHTSabout 2 years ago

    Such vibrant colours.. Great capture. Liz

  • Thanks Liz!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Tropical Zone FEATURES October 3rd, 2012

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Zinger feature!

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Erik Schlogl

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