UPY 2016 Behaviour - Highly Commended

Paolo Bausani

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UPY 2016 Behaviour - Highly Commended
'Pair of fish cleaners in action' - Paolo Bausani

A year ago, during a trip to Indonesia, I stayed for about 10 days in Walea archipelago Togian. Up from the first dive House reef directly from the Resort I noticed a massive presence of cleaning stations. Numerous fish cleaners engaged with reef fish in a few meters deep. The situation was fantastic. After you locate the right area with a lot of patience I waited for the favorable moment to shoot. For about two hours still to not disturb such a wonder I have tried the appropriate time to document everything. In turn, but also in pairs, fish cleaners alternated on parrotfish, after these with their powerful beak had crushed coral in search of polyps. All this every time lasted a few seconds but enough to make some shots interesting.

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