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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.

87. A Yellowmouth Moray Gymnothorax nudivomer) and an Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator)

Subject: Overhangs provide shelter and protection for many different species. Here we have a good example of how diverse a gathering of fishes under an overhang can be. A Yellowmouth Moray (Gymnothorax nudivomer), an Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) and a small aggregation of Goldbelly Cardinalfish (Apogon apogonides) are the main players in this take.

Technique: The fist part of this take focuses on the Moray eel and the Angelfish until the Moray leaves the scenery. Then the camera shifts to the left and focuses on the Angelfish and Cardinalfish until the Angelfish decides it’s time to leave. Shifting from one subject to another underwater is really difficult because most actors do not play along. In this shot it was shear luck that made this shift of subjects possible.

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