MandarinfishLast night I was feeling a little bored and felt that I needed to relieve some urges from deep in my soul. The only cure to that was to go and watch some sex!
Before you all start thinking im losing my mind, I am, of course, talking about Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus).  These beautiful little fish are nymphomaniacs, and get it on every-night.  They are one of the most frustrating things to photograph and i havent tried to take pictures of Mandarinfish for about 4 years, so i thought it was about time for some stress!

I headed out with Johan and his two guests (Alex and Barbara).  I took my own guide, Marnes, so that Alex and Barbara didn’t have to hear my foul language when i missed the shots that i wanted :).
In the end it was quite a nice dive with some success.  Only one other boat arrived and they graciously put their guests a little further down the patch from us and i think everyone had a good time 🙂  By the time the other boat left we were just finding some frogfish, Bobtail Squid and cool nudis mating.  For more details on the Mandarinfish dive i did a creature feature post on the NAD site.  For those of you too lazy to click there, here are some photos below, but there are more on the website:

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mikeveitch · November 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Mandarin dive?!?! i am shocked and surprised!

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