Convention at the Anemone by Stephanie Johnson

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I came across this anemone while diving at Ningaloo Reef, just sitting on a ‘pedestal’ of coral by itself. I only wish I had taken more than one photo!


  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyabout 7 years ago

    That’s so pretty. Love the colours on the rocks!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 7 years ago

    Thats a monster!! You’ll just have to go back, Steph!

  • MattTworkowski
    MattTworkowskiabout 7 years ago

    Hey Steph,

    love anemonies & their unique inhabitants reminds me of Palau,Micronesia,well captured,like the Pink anemone fish poking his or her head around the corner,cheers

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnsonabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Basia, Mel and Matt. Matt – yeah I like that pink anemone poking his head out – I didn’t realise to a while later that I’d caught him!

  • Tony Middleton
    Tony Middletonabout 7 years ago

    looks fantastic Steph ! nice and sharp – hopefully i will see something similar this w/e :)

  • BevB
    BevBabout 7 years ago

    Great capture Stephanie.

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnsonabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Tony and Bev :)

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 7 years ago

    Stephanie, this is so awesome and pin sharp! How big is it? It’s hard to tell as I don’t know how big the fish are.

    I don’t even really know what an Anemone is—looks like someone dropped a serving dish overboard and this mad coral started growing inside it. I’m so dumb when it comes to undersea life.

    In any event, you’ve got an amazing shot of it with those black fish keeping watch. Dig their white spots that face the camera no matter which way they turn… OK, I’ll shut up now before I expose more of my ignorance.

    What are those black fish called?

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnsonabout 7 years ago

    Hi Billyboy,
    I think they are Domino Damsel fish but I could be wrong. They hang around anemones and apparently can be very fierce and territorial, but I didn’t get close enough to find out! They get to around 9 centimeters long, so that anemone was quite big. I was very impressed when I saw it!
    Thanks for your comments :)

  • AdamDonnelly
    AdamDonnellyabout 7 years ago

    Hi Stephanie,
    I love your underwater shots & all the info you provide with them. Its amazing to see all this life that a lot of times we never think about. Keep them coming, I’m loving it.

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