‘Smiling’ Yellow Tang, photographed in the aquarium of Ouwehands Dierenpark , Zoo Rhenen – the Netherlands

Home Page Feature (Sept. 8, 2011)

This image was Featured on the RB Homepage, among 7 other fabulous images selected from the group “Nature Photography Challenge”


The yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens Wikipedia) is a saltwater fish species of the family Acanthuridae.

It is commonly found in shallow reefs, from 2–46 metres (6.6–151 ft) deep, in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, west of Hawaii and east of Japan. Hawaii is the most common place for aquarium harvesting, where up to 70% of the yellow tangs for the aquarium industry are sourced from. (source: Wikipedia)

Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
exp.time 1/30 sec. at f/5,6
ISO 400 – Focal length 50mm

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Yellow two (June 11 , 2011)
Featured in Playful and photogenic animals (June 11 , 2011)
Featured in Close-ups in Nature (June 18, 2011)
Featured in Alphabeth Soup – letter Y (June 25, 2011)
Top10 and Featured in Rainbow: Colour Yellow – Nature Photography contest (August 15, 2011)
Featured as Wonderful weekly group image in Pentax Ladies (Oct. 9, 2011)
Featured in Awesome wild animal and underwater kingdom
Top10 in Sealife – Awesome wild animal and underwater kingdom (Feb. 19, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges (Jan. 31, 2012)

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 3 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks a lot, Ray!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much, Sylvia!

    – steppeland

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Very nice capture


  • Thank you! :)

    – steppeland

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • Aww, thank you so much for the feature, RobynLee – It’s a great honour!

    – steppeland

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Great shot! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you so much, Istvan!

    – steppeland

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful image. Lovely color and clarity. BB

  • Thank you so much, Brenda, glad you like it!

    – steppeland

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 3 years ago

    Looks kind of like a lemon giving a kiss….

  • LOL – love that comparison! Thanks a lot, Dayonda, for that spontaneous comment! :D

    – steppeland

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 3 years ago

    11 Jun 2011

  • Aww, big thanks! I’m happy to receive a feature in this marvellous group!

    – steppeland

  • lynell
    lynellover 3 years ago

    Nice work!!! congratulations on the feature.

  • Big thanks. lynell, for your visit and kind compliment!

    – steppeland

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