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.

113. Hell’s Fire Anemone (Actinodendron arboreum)

Subject: On a sandy slope somewhere in the Bali Sea a Hell’s Fire Anemone (Actinodendron arboreum) is providing shelter for a school of little Cardinalfish. These anemones have a very potent sting, hence their name, but will rather retreat into the sand when disturbed.

Technique: I almost never use my GoPro due its limitations in settings but sometimes on rare occasions the use of these little cameras can be beneficial. I positioned the action camera on a stand and left it alone for several minutes before I collected it to retrieve the footage. When filming this scene I took the direction of the current into account. Fish almost always face the current and thus by positioning yourself facing your subject in a +/- 45° angle you will get the best possible images of a current swept scene.