No-Flash underwater photography
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Hungry dugongs have no table manners
This image shows a dugong foraging on a large seagrass patch. This is one of the last places with a resident dugong in the Red Sea. Dugongs are considered to be at risk of extinction in the wild. Their main threats include by-catch, boat strikes and destructive fishing. In the picture, the dugong voraciously forages holding its breath at 24 m depth, while two pilot fish feed on small invertebrates. The relationship between these two species is an example of commensalism: the dugong does not really benefit from having pilot fish around, yet it offers them protection from predators and sources of food. This image has been taken without the use of a flash and using manual white balance to capture the natural coloration of the subjects.