Anilao Fish Gallery is done - finally! Highlights include the Kung-Fu Panda Goby, Pygmy Seahorse, Golden Coralgoby, Juvenile Sweetlips, and lots of Frogfish. Some very tricky IDs, especially never having been to the Coral Triangle region before. Except for the few wide angle shots, all shots taken with the effective 120mm lens, which is not ideal for fish portraits. It was great for nudibranchs, the main reason I was there. But it's not like I'm going to the Philippines and NOT take fish pics. A few highlights attached. To see the full gallery, use this link (but it's massive):
2 Dragonets from Anilao, Philippines. Don't have much experience ID'ing these. They sure are pretty though. From my books I'd guess Synchiropus morrisoni, but the blue specks don't really match up. Ideas?
Check out this very odd fellow from Anilao. This is the only shot I have, and the left eye is completely missing! Genetic defect? Lost in a fight? I know it's a burrfish of some kind. Never seen anything like that before. Usually on burrfishes, the eyes are so dramatic.