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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

33. A juvenile Peacock Razorfish (Iniistius pavo)


Subject: A juvenile Peacock Razorfish (Iniistius pavo) is repeatedly diving into the sand. These youngsters mimic seaweeds or leaves to avoid predation. In addition to being excellently camouflaged they are very prudent as well: at the first sign of danger they hide underneath the sand, where they also sleep at night.

Technique: Because they are known to spend hours under the sand, it was sheer luck to find a specimen that performed a little “dive-in-the-sand” show. Most times they duck away to arise only when the potential threat (= the observing diver) has vanished.