116 pages of cuteness

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When Walt Disney and Pixar released the animation movie “Finding Nemo” in 2003 clownfish had been around already for centuries.
Many of the characters from the movie have become “well-known” in the sense that people (snorkelers and divers) now better recognize the species.
The clownfish, however, has made a huge entrée. Especially new divers, but also snorkelers, find those “Nemo fish” super cute. And sure they are.
What most people don’t know, is that the clownfish is part of a much larger family, the Anemonefish (Amphiprioninae).

Anemonefish
All members of the anemonefish (A Nemo [ne] Fish, could that really be coincidence?) are fiesty and protective of “their” anemone. Some more than others, but all brave nonetheless. While photographing the anemonefish in this book it’s happened on several occasions that an anemonefish would swim up and head-bump the camera.
Especially when they have a batch of eggs close to their anemone, they will take on a predator much larger than themselves.
Just like in the movie.
(If you haven’t seen it, you should, it’s not just a children’s movie).
Because anemonefish are so quick and jumpy, it’s notoriously hard to photograph them.
I think I managed to get a few good shots, and yes, did I mention they are cute?

AnemonefishThe e-book
The e-photobook Anemonefish was published yesterday via Reconnect Finland Ltd.
It’s available from the Reconnect Discover web store and can be paid with PayPal or credit card.
For a mere € 3,75 you get a book in pdf format filled with 116 pages of colorful photograps of many of the members of the anemonefish family.
116 pages of “Nemo” cuteness.

What are you still waiting for? 😉
Go get it!