This Petersons Cleaner Shrimp was very eager to get in front of my lens, most likely because it wanted to ‘clean’ my camera looking for any parasites or dead skin which does not exist on my camera unfortunately for this little cleaner shrimp. Forming a mutualistic symbiotic relationship with this giant anemone, the anemone will eat the waste and any scraps that the shrimp drops while the shrimp get’s protection from the anemone. I like this photo because it really shows the scale of how small these shrimp are, basically having the tip of an anemone tentacle be big enough to ‘dance’ on!

This photo was taken on a wreck site known as Duncan’s Wreck located off of Grand Bahama, Bahamas, in about 80 ft of water.

Pin It on Pinterest