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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.

136. Squat Shrimp (Thor amboinensis)

Subject: The Squat Shrimp (Thor amboinensis) is a commensal shrimp associated with different anemones, corals and even other crustaceans. This very common shrimp always points its tail upwards and females are usually twice as big as the males.

Technique: Four identical shots but each taken from a different distance, bit by bit reveal more of the shrimp’s habitat. The music was chosen to match the frantic movement of the Threespot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus) juveniles in the last shot.

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