Sunday, March 27, 2011

Whitemargin Stargazer

Whitemargin Stargazer ~ Uranoscopus sulphereus
The Stargazer Is a true Ambush Predator. Burying itself up to its eyes in sand, it patiently awaits for its next victim. A shrimp on the prowl, a curious little fish, squid or perhaps an eel. The strike speed is amazingly fast pulling its victim under the sand for consumption.While i was shooting this photo a lure shot out of its mouth and began waving around like a party favor. I have never seen anything like it before or since. It was very quick and hard to anticipate. Look closely, part of that lure is sticking out from its skeleton like jaws.

Canon 350D
DS125 strobes
60mm lens
Lembeh Straits, Indonesia
Guide: Ali Umasangadji

1 comment:

  1. Love all your blogs Mike! Great article, I didn't know they had a lure! So intriguing.