This image is from one end of a small, elongated bommie in the middle of the Coral Sea, probably my favourite site of all the places I’ve ever dived. One reason is because it is so remote. The chances of running into other people are virtually zero. Perhaps because of this, the marine life is abundant, and the opportunities to witness behavior are plentiful.
This particular formation of corals and sponges sits at the top of the bommie, prime real estate for filter feeders to pluck their meals from the passing current, as well as for small fish like the orange fairy basslets and miscellaneous damselfish flittering about.
From previous dives, I knew that this squirrelfish (Sargocentron spiniferum) often hid in the crevice beneath the coral. All it took was a wait of about three hours before the skittish fish finally grew comfortable enough with my presence to wander out and pose for a pretty picture.
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