During the last year, I have started making more movies in addition to photographing nature. I have focused on fish behavior, and I think I have gotten some quite nice footage. Being in the water so much, I get lucky and capture behavior which is rare and a bit unusual. I am also trying to put some interesting, edgy music in these videos, not the usual lame-ass water-piano music which seems to dominate underwater videography. Of course watching all these videos is free, I hope you enjoy them for simple viewing pleasure, maybe they can also be useful for teaching biology.
The waters of the Philippines have sooo many species of different fishes, I am amazed every time I dive. This is a collection of fishes from Dauin, Negros island.
Schooling of Fishes
Many fishes swim not alone, but in a school. I captured some interesting examples.
Feeding of Fishes
This is an example of two sand gobies feeding, with other fish looking on, hoping to get left-overs.
My favorites! Some fishes can be quite feisty when someone enters their territory! This is a fight of a damselfish against a school of catfish, and a 2-on-1 fight of gobies. Let’s get it on!
The Physics of Fish Swimming
Small fishes and large fishes have to swim in very different ways. Find out why here:
My favorite symbiosis underwater: The collaboration between a vigilant goby and a digging shrimp. Shot in Palawan, Philippines.
The underwater wold in Dauin in dominated by sandy planes. Razor wrasses have a very quick way of becoming invisible under teh sand, if threatened.
If a harmless animal looks like a dangerous one, that’s called mimicry.