2022 / Nature / Underwater (Non-Pro)

Home Sweet Home

  • Photographer
    Andrea Rufo

The picture portraits a scallop fish (Xyrichtys novacula) protecting its eggs which lay under the sand. Its behavior is hypnotic swimming around the nest continously and if someone swims too close the scallop fish goes under the sand and gets out after few seconds. The photographer has captured the rare moment (a fraction of second) when the fish is getting out of the nest under the sand