Looking Forward to World Oceans Day, 2009

What: Masked Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus).
About 18 cm (7 in) long, and almost always seen in pairs.

Where: I took this photo while diving at The Brothers Islands, Egypt.
This species is common in the Red Sea.

We would like to remind our readers that World Oceans Day is June 8, 2009.

Wear something BLUE for World Oceans Day this coming Monday!

Masked Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus
Click in the photo to enlarge.

Wordless Wednesday
Watery Wednesday

21 comments:

  1. Whenever I have posted a photo of this butterflyfish species people always ask, "Are they really that BRIGHT??"

    Yes, they are -- and they're also very reflective, which makes them hard to photograph. Too little flash and the fish look okay, but the background is too dark; too much flash, and the background may look okay but the fish are just a glaring yellow blob.

    One good thing about their color: they sure are easy to spot underwater!

    Happy WW, everyone.

    Bobbie

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  2. I remember that dive. Really nice. I think it is the photographer?

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  3. This is a great shot! My fave color is blue and the yellow fish stands out against the background ;)

    Happy WW!

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  4. That vibrant yellow sure stands out among the other beautiful colors. Great shot!
    I have a shirt with a big blue wave on it - I'll reserve it for Monday. :)

    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  5. I love your underwater photo, the bright yellow color, you can't miss! Very colorful underwater life!

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  6. Butterflyfish, that's an interesting name for the species.
    Probably got it's name from how the fins look pretty much like butterflies I guess.

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  7. Thanks for reminding us about World Ocean Day.The sea is one my favorite.
    Excellent shot as always!

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  8. What a glorious colour. Beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful!
    http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/06/wordless-wednesday.html

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  10. Fantastic! All of you photographs are amazing!

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  11. I adore the way the colors combine on this photograph. The beautiful yellow fish against an assortment of colors.

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  12. Very nice job capturing them... Underwater photography is hard to begin with but then adding a bright fish... Such a lovely fish.. I like the Spotfin and the Banded Butterfly fish

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  13. Gosh, they are stunning! The beauty you must see under the sea!

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  14. Wow. This is really beautiful. What an awesome background this would make for the computer screen. Happy Watery Wednesday to you too!
    :-)

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  15. Oh this is a wonderful photo! Really excellent!

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  16. The yellow is simply stunning. Thanks for letting us know they are really that bright!

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  17. I love those guys whether I encounter them myself in the ocean or see them here on your wonderful photo. What always amazes me what bright colors nature does come up with.

    Aloha, Pua
    Best Hawaii Vacation Blog

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  18. What an absolutely gorgeous photo. I'll definitely wear blue on Monday.

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  19. Thanks to all of our WW friends for visiting.

    @ Napaboaniya - The Butterflyfish family has many, many species. Almost all are patterned and exceptionally colorful. That's how the family got its common name.

    @ 2Sweet - I hadn't thought of using this photo as a computer wallpaper, but now that you mention it...

    Don't forget - everyone wear some blue on Monday, June 8 for World Oceans Day.

    Bobbie

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