Image taken at Blairgowrie Pier of this amazing creature which is a master of mimicry.This is the first one I have seen & the species is a much sought after subject by local photographers.This one was approx 25cm long.They use a U shaped lure on top of their heads to seduce prey


  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    an amazing capture Matt…what a character :)

  • Thanks Karin,was amazing to see

    – MattTworkowski

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • cheers Scott

    – MattTworkowski

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughalmost 5 years ago

    Wow – he is verrry fancy! Nice shot.

  • Thanks as always Tama

    – MattTworkowski

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 5 years ago

    oh my god is he awesome! look at those details……..his spines remind me of the honeydew plants with the drops of sticky dew to attract insects…..what a splendid creature

  • Pleased you like him Carla,he was a real thrill to see

    – MattTworkowski

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent portrait!

  • Thanks mate,was stoked to find one finally

    – MattTworkowski

  • James Peake Nature Photography.
    James Peake Na...almost 5 years ago

    Well done finding one Matt, the first one is the hardest they say but I’m still not sure about that. I recognize that specimen, I said hello to it yesterday.

  • We did 2 dives out there Jim so our paths might have crossed at some stage,have to admit I have been studying your pics so I could distinguish them from the weed,cheers mate

    – MattTworkowski

  • PhotoDream Art
    PhotoDream Artalmost 5 years ago

    Wow..such a handsome fellow:) amazing creature Matt..beautifully captured !

  • I thought you might like him Jacky,hes just your type isnt he ha ha ha,thanks xxx

    – MattTworkowski

  • MischaC
    MischaCalmost 5 years ago

    OMG! I would love to be able to take this kind of shot. I love these exotic fish!

  • Thanks Mischa

    – MattTworkowski

  • James Peake Nature Photography.
    James Peake Na...almost 5 years ago

    Ah of course now I know D70S in Nexus. LOL, I was the one with a single strobe on D90 nexus. I was hanging around the Tangler at one stage waiting for your buddy to move on, (he he) and even pointed out a Velvetfish to divert her. Didn’t work though as she spotted the Tangler moments after and then pretended she didn’t she it too, LOL!

  • ha ha,so that was you,seemed like you were the one who found it,Carolien saw it early on there was no diverting her attention,she waited for me for 15 mins after you guys left to point it out,we achieved our goal for the day thanks to you,cheers mate

    – MattTworkowski

  • the6tees
    the6teesalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding Capture Matt!!

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