Mating Mandarinfishes from the house reef at Kasai Village, Moalboal, Philippines.

Olympus E-3, Zuiko 50mm macro lens, 1,4x teleconverter.

Challenge Winner: Nature Photography Challenge Group “(Sea Life Category) – Coral Reef Fish” Nov 2011

18 Features: “Underwater Creatures”, “Challenge Winners Vault”, “The Addicted Photographer”, “#1 Favourites”, “Amazing Wildlife”, “This and That”, “Through the Eye of a Lens”, “The Power of Photography”, “Superbly visual”, “Nature Photography Challenge”, “Absolute Clarity”, “The Virtual Museum”, “High Quality Images”, “Close up in Nature”, “CREATURES – Life Under Water”, “For the Love of Animals”, “The World” and “Artists Universe”

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“Mating Mandarins” are part of the “Red & Blue Underwater” Calendar 2012:

Henry Jager is a passionate underwater and wildlife photographer with an incredible sense for an unexpected view on the subjects.

Due to his outstanding portfolio, Henry Jager has been awarded Grand Master of underwaterphotography by the world’s largest and one of the most prestigious contest at

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  • yook
    yookover 3 years ago

    Awesome.Well captured.

  • Carle Parkhill
    Carle Parkhillover 3 years ago

    One of my favorite fish great shot

  • danamh41
    danamh41over 3 years ago

    The colors are so vibrant…beautiful capture! :o)

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Ann :-)

    – Henry Jager

  • SusieG
    SusieGover 3 years ago

    Amazing color! Beautiful! Congratulations

  • Neutro
    Neutroover 3 years ago


  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Liane Pinel
    Liane Pinelover 3 years ago

    So cool…they look like they are smiling…mind you I would be too!hehe

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    SEPTEMBER 4th, 2011
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  • Thank you very much, Mary :-)

    – Henry Jager

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    What an amazing capture! Their colour is just spectacular. Fascinating to see the female is so much larger than the male. Great image – congrats on the feature!

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