They are small and beautiful. But Harlequin Shrimps (Hymenocera elegans) are killers because they feed only star fishes alive.
That’s the reason why the small tube worm (Spirobranchus geganteus) in front has nothing to fear.

Tulamben National Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Canon EOS 5D, 100mm Makro, Seacam housing, Speedlight 580 EX, Sealux housing, TTL, 1/100s, f16, ISO 100

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Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    They look so sci-fi. They are beautiful creatures and so unusual.

  • Lynette Higgs
    Lynette Higgsalmost 5 years ago

    stunning, they little bits of art ; D

  • Janette Rodgers
    Janette Rodgersalmost 5 years ago

    sensational image.

  • Thank you Janette. How are you?

    – Norbert Probst

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookealmost 5 years ago

    Such fantastic creatures! And great detail, I love it.

  • Thank you very much Shelley.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Quinn000
    Quinn000almost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Gina.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Norbert

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature 27th September 2011!

    Please, don’t forget enter this work in our September Featured Members Challenge
    Thank you!
    Good Luck

  • Wonderful Evita. Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    27 September 2011 – 1 image per day


  • sharonjr
    sharonjralmost 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you Sharon!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work…. Congratulations on your feature September 29th 2011!

  • How wonderful, thank you you so much!

    – Norbert Probst

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