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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.

155. Slow Dragonet (Callionymus aagilis)


Subject: The Slow Dragonet (Calliuonymus aagilis) is endemic to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. It is extremely rare. Before 2013 it has never even been observed in its natural habitat. The white spots on its flanks and the honeycomb pattern on the cheeks and snout characterise this sand-dwelling species.

Technique: With the fish being almost invisible against its background this image had its share of challenges. Therefor I opted to make the image crispier by increasing the contrast a bit. A subtle vignette draws the eye to the center where the animal is.