Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spotfin Squirrelfish

Photo Copyright 2013 by Barry Fackler

I took this photo of a spotfin squirrelfish (Neoniphron sammara) this past weekend at Honaunau and wanted to share it with you. While not perfect, this is, by far, the best shot I've ever gotten of this common species. They are almost always facing the reef, ready to hide before you can get close. The titular dorsal fin is often laid down and the silvery scales usually reflect back a lot of the strobe. This was just a "throwaway" attempt that turned out being my best picture of the day.

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