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.

69. Red Goatfish (Mulloidichthys pfugeri)

Subject: One of the bigger goatfish species; the Red Goatfish (Mulloidichthys pfugeri) can reach up to 48cm/19in. in length. These goatfish that often swim in pairs prefer to venture into the coastal waters of the oceanic islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This pair was filmed in Mauritius on the wreck of the Kei Sei 113 where it mingled with Whitetip Soldierfish (Myripristis vittata).

Technique: The red of the Soldierfish was so vivid that we had to desaturate the brightness of these fish in post-production. To put the pair of Goatfish in the spotlight the intensity of the pink was boosted.