21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Brooding Tiger

A male Tiger Cardinalfish mouth-broods his eggs, turning them over to aerate them behind his protective toothy "grill". The eggs are protected, but the parent won't eat until his offspring hatch. Anilao, Philippines

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Anilao, Philippines
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © JillAnne McCarty