Image: Periclimenes Shrimp - Neil Vincent

Periclimenes Shrimp - Neil Vincent

This image was taken on a shallow reef off Tulamben in Bali. Rather than use its own powers of locomotion, this shrimp just hitched a ride with two passing nudibranchs which were travelling nose to tail. The nudibranchs not only offered a mode of transport, they also provided cover under their 'skirts' when the shrimp felt threatened and food by way of the morsels floating in the water they were swimming through.

Finalist, Professional Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

Neil Vincent
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