Tuesday, August 22, 2006

French kiss

It's been almost a week since an underwater photo so.....this is a French Angel, Pomacanthus paru, one of the most common of the Carribean angels.

french angel (juv)

I've never known how they got that name (but other large angels have names like the Koran or Clarion angels which don't make sense either). What I can tell you is that the pretty little fish admiring itself in the camera lens is a juvenile because these fish go through a colour change. Here's an adult.

french angel (ad)


Rurality said...

Love your underwater pics! Fabulous.

tai haku said...

Thanks Rurality