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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Psychedelic Frogfish with eggs

A rare species to be found: the psychedelic frogfish is endemic to Ambon and disappears for extended periods of time. Egg-bearing females emerge from dark holes, wrapping their dorsal and tail fin around a clutch of some 200 eggs, looking for a safe spot to place the priceless sacks of life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Ambon, Indonesia
Camera: E-M10
Copyright: © Romina Bayer