Image: Peacock Mantis Shrimp - Vivien Matson-Larkin

Peacock Mantis Shrimp - Vivien Matson-Larkin

With such stunning colours this mantis shrimp was easy to spot during a dive on the Ningaloo Reef off Coral Bay. Busy tending eggs I knew this was the best chance to get in close, knowing the hammer-like claw has the impact of a .22 calibre bullet.
 

Photographer:
Vivien Matson-Larkin
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