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Avid outdoorsman and underwater photographer, Barry Brown has spent the last 12 years documenting life above and below water in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution documenting new Caribbean deep-water species and building a one of a kind database. His underwater images can regularly be seen in Sport Diver, Scuba Diver and on the Ikelite website. His image of a "Collage of Corals" seen under blue-light at night recently placed in the TOP 10 images for the 2014 NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) photo contest.

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May 17, 17     Comments Off on Clingfish, Derillisus sp. Found in St. Eustatius 2017

Good morning, I have one of the smallest, hands down cutest, most colorful fish on the planet for you today called a clingfish or Derillisus sp. that was recently found two and a half miles off the coast of St, Eustatius. When I first saw this tiny quarter inch fish through my 105 macro lens I yelled out immediately “I’m in love with a clingfish”! I have for sure never seen such an adorable face on a fish before and I may never see something this cute again, I mean look at that face!! This fish was very difficult too shoot not only because of how tiny it was but because it has a little suction-cup under it’s body and it’s constantly moving and re-attaching itself to any and every object it can find. This is why they are called clingfishes because of that little suction-cup which can be seen really well in the head-on shots. The top photo is a different clingfish, I think if I remember right it was a bit larger and didn’t have the colors the juvenile had but still has those beautiful eyes and cute kissable face. On the Statia Expedition the Smithsonian Institution and Substation Curacao found 3 or 4 of these little fish and I was able to photograph most of them which usually takes about an hour per fish.

Have a wonderful day..

Barry

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