Sometimes, photo opps happen purely by chance.

On the way up from a dive, I came across this little fish (which I believe is some sort of cardinalfish) in about five metres of water. Actually, I wouldn't have noticed it at all...but for the big, bright orange ball of eggs.

Talk about a mouthful!

fish with eggs

It was just past the new moon, so the eggs probably matured and swam away over the following week or so...much to the relief of the father fish no doubt (male cardinalfish like the one pictured here brood the eggs).