Pipefish Portrait

Here's another photo I took in Ambon with the Totomega lens:

Eye-to-eye with a pipefish in Ambon

It was toward the end of a late afternoon dive, and we were in relatively shallow water. The other divers were taking photos of robust ghost pipefishes (a pair and a single were nearby), so I decided to spend a bit of quality time with this stretched-out syngnathid.

It wasn't a particularly pretty or special pipefish, just one of those really long bland brown ones that you sometimes find sitting on the bottom.

Perhaps I imagined it, but I got the feeling that this fish felt neglected, since its more photogenic cousins just a few metres away (the robust ghost pipefish) were receiving all the attention from the piscine paparazzi.