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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

Living exclusively in the polyps of the Mushroom Coral Heliofungia actiniformes) this is the fast moving Mushroom Coral Pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus). These bright white pipefish are extremely difficult to photograph with their white bodies contrasting with their eyes and their habitat.
Image taken in the shallows against an island in the Banda Sea in Indonesia.

· Date: Fri March 7, 2008 · Reference ID: /220070925_155614840 · Views: 4774 ·
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Face of a Longnose Hawkfish - Oxycirrhites typus
Paul Osmond

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