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Night Stalker
Photograph by Tim Laman

Caught in a surprise flash of light, this strange relative of the squat lobster (genus chirostylus) forages at night among the branches of a soft coral. It's one of many reef creatures that hide from predators during the day and emerge only at night to feed—a visual treat for night divers, whose own potential predators may lurk just out of sight.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 105mm Macro
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Approximately 70 feet (21 meters) deep
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: Two underwater strobes used as fill for ambient light


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