18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Scribbled leatherjacket filefish

Capturing the beautiful patterns of the Scribbled leatherjacket filefish is usually not that easy as this fish is particularly shy. I spent about an hour snorkeling next to him, waiting for him to get used to me so I can get a close-up photo with the natural background of the reef.

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Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Eilat, Israel
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger