Subject: Too close for comfort? Striped catfish (Plotosus lineatus) are swimming right in front of a Tasseled Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala). Is the predator lying in ambush and ready to catch its next meal? Are these catfish oblivious to the danger the predator presents? Haven’t they noticed him? And is the Scorpionfish aware of the deadly spines these catfish possess and therefor doesn’t strike? For one or another reason the Scorpionfish doesn’t attack and the catfish don’t flee. Maybe the Scorpionfish is more interested in the Cardinalfishes and doesn’t want to give its position away by moving.
Technique: The most interesting scenes to film or document are the ones that show marine life behaviour. Scenes like these ones are also the most challenging ones for the videographer as it is often very difficult to anticipate wild animals’ next moves.
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