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Coral Head

Coral Head
Photograph by David Doubilet

Tiny blennies like the spinyhead (Acanthemblemaria spinosa) poke out from holes in Cayo Largo coral like puppets, always on the lookout for edible items within darting reach. “They are no bigger than an infant’s finger, but they are tigers—extremely aggressive and territorial,” says photographer David Doubilet. “They seem to have no concept of their own size.”



Camera: Nikon F4 with Nexus housing
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 105 micro Nikkor 2.8 AFP with Kenko tele-extender
Speed and F-Stop: N/A
Weather Conditions: Calm
Time of Day: Around noon
Lighting Techniques: 2 YS200 Sea & Sea strobes

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