Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Sea Life Category) - Family - Pomacentridae - Clown & Damsel Fish

This challenge closed about 7 years ago.

The Challenge

The 3rd in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of CLOWN & DAMSEL FISH.

Interesting Facts

> The name of the family is derived from the Greek words “poma” and “kentron”. Poma roughly translates to the English “cover”, referring to the fishes’ operculum. Kentron on the other hand is Greek for sting. The name refers to the serrations found along the margins of the opercular bones in many members of this family.

> They are primarily marine, while a few species inhabit freshwater and brackish (Brackish water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater.) environments.

> There are around 360 species that are classified in this family.

> Before breeding, the males clear an area of algae and invertebrates to create a nest. The male swims behind the female as she lays the eggs, and fertilises them externally. The male guards the nest for the two to seven days that it takes for the eggs to hatch.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Barrier Reef Anemonefish by Erik Schlogl


The Top Ten

Hideaway by Norbert Probst

Hideaway by Norbert Probst was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 5 votes.

  • Pink Anenome Fish Christmas Island by Sean Elliott
  • Dark-fin Chromis, Papua New Guinea by Erik Schlogl
  • Sea World by Milena Ilieva

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