Honorable Mention Compact Behavior Category


Honorable Mention, Compact Behavior

Will Clark


Rhinopia yawning against a dark background


Canon PowerShot S110  F8,1/320th ISO200 

A few days into the recent trip to Lembeh I flooded my DSLR and was luckily able to continue shooting using a friend's spare compact camera system. I used a snoot on my strobe to limit the spread of light onto this gorgeous rhinopia. "Yawning" behaviour is thought to express a state of high arousal, and possibly indicate stress but I don't believe the latter was true in this case as the fish kept 'walking' towards me throughout the few minutes I was with it.