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Better Red than Dead by muzy

Canvas Prints

Small (8.0" x 12.0")

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Bargibants pygmy seahorse on a red sea fan, Raja Ampat Indonesia. The little guys are tiny! No bigger than a centimetre tall and they have great camouflage (as you can see). You have to have an eagle-eyed guide to find these little fellows and you also have to be careful not to overstress them. They hate the light & turn away from you and too much stress can actually kill them. I’m careful when I take pygmy shots not to over flash the little guy , if I don’t get the shot I want within a few I ask the guide to find me another one or come back the next day once he’s recovered.

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  • kemal91
    kemal91about 5 years ago

    Awesome shot Muzy, the colours are really nice. And that seahorse really does look tiny, and a little funny too with that face of his/hers

  • Thanks :) They are kindof funny looking – cute thou :-D

    – muzy

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 5 years ago

    Framed beautifully – this is excellent work!

    lovely colours

  • Thank u v much Stephen.

    – muzy

  • Norbert Probst
    Norbert Probstabout 5 years ago

    That’s one of the best pygmy’s I ever have seen. Very nice composition and contrast.

  • thanks! :)

    – muzy

  • Paul Moore
    Paul Mooreabout 5 years ago

    Took me a while to see this, but once I did……… brilliant work!

  • thank you :)

    – muzy

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 5 years ago

    Featured artwork at the Underwater Photographer’s Guild

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


  • thanks Scott :)

    – muzy

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