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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.

Weedy Scorpionfish (Rhinopias frondosa)


Subject: The Weedy Scorpionfish (Rhinopias frondosa) is a master of disguise. This very weird looking predator is extremely well camouflaged and can change colours when changing skin. This moulting process can take place every two weeks or so. As the name suggests Weedy Scorpionfish belong to the family of the Scorpaenoids (Scorpaenidae) and are venomous. A small but cool detail in this video: have you noticed how the eye stays level when the Rhinopias rocks his head up and down?

Technique: Different shots taken from different distances and angles will create a general idea of what a particular subject looks like. Close-up takes will show beautiful details that might otherwise be overlooked.