Tasseled Wobbegong – Photo of the Day

May 2nd, 2017 • uwt

Tasseled Wobbegong in Raja Ampat

Tasseled Wobbegong Raja Ampat


The tasseled wobbegong is the subject of our photo of the day.  Tasseled wobbegongs are a type of carpet shark that are commonly found resting on the bottom.  The wobbegong is an ambush predator which uses it’s camouflage to blend into it’s surroundings to hide from potential prey.  Once  prey swim into the surrounding area of the wobbegong, the shark launches a lightning quick strike on the unsuspecting prey.  Wobbegongs are commonly found in the Raja Ampat area of Indonesia, and mostly found hiding under large coral heads.