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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Unusual dive buddy in the Azores

Wannabe dive buddy: A curious dusky grouper poses as natural team member. It boldly inspected me and slowly circled around me. At some point it lined up with my daughter Franka (left) for a brief instance. The unawareness of my daughter Eva (right) expresses a "nothing unusual here" that makes the photo even more hilarious and intriguing.

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Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: TG-6
Copyright: © Nico Michiels