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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.

122. Mauritian Clownfish (Amphiprion chrysogaster) II


Subject: Several Mauritian clownfish call this patch of Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) their home. While they scout the environment diving in and out the anemone’s tentacles a small shoal of Striped Large-Eye Breams (Gnathodentex aureolineatus) passes by. The Mauritian Clownfish (Amphiprion chrysogaster) is endemic to Mauritius and Reunion.

Technique: I just posed my camera in front of the anemones and started to film. Having noticed the shoal of breams in its vicinity the waiting game paid off. Attracted by the video lights, the curious breams added some extra value to the scene. A little noise correction in post-production plus a tune of playful music and the clip came out better than anticipated.