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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.

163. Pixy Hawkfish (Cirrhitichtchys oxycephalus)


Subject: A Pixy Hawkfish (Cirrhitichtchys oxycephalus) is nervously hopping around. These little predators of very small fish and crustaceans have no swim bladder. When hungry they lie-in-wait until an unsuspicious victim ventures in their vicinity to suddenly dart for it.

Technique: The colours in this clip are, though natural, quite bright and striking and may be too vibrant for some. Nevertheless, colours are extremely important in video and film because they create the video’s mood. Reducing the colour’s vibrancy would make this clip less playful.