Daily Photo Sawblade Shrimp – POTD

January 21st, 2022 • uwt

Daily Photo Sawblade Shrimp – A Diver Inspecting the Hard to Spot Sawblade Shrimp

Have you ever heard of the sawblade shrimp? These hard to spot critters live in black coral bushes and come in a variety of colours. One thing they all have in common though is that they blend in very well with their surroundings. In fact, they are only found on black coral and sea whips and have evolved specifically to camouflage very well. This helps them avoid the many predators present on a coral reef. The diver adds a human interest to the photograph as she she peers into the coral while looking at the shrimp.

Daily Photo Sawblade Shrimp

Daily Photo Sawblade Shrimp – Photo taken in the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi. We love the Lembeh Strait and our favourite resort is NAD Lembeh Resort. If you are interested in joining us there, we run an annual photo workshop there every year.