Otti is almost hidden by a school of tiny fish

Redfang triggerfish on Two Mile Reef, Sodwana

I think redfang triggerfish (Odonus niger, also called red toothed triggerfish) are ridiculously beautiful, and I love to find myself near a group of them while on a dive. They have bodies in graduated shades of blue that are big enough to see, and red teeth (that can be quite hard to see).


They  sometimes aggregate in mid water to feed on plankton, as they are doing in this video. You can also see divers – Otti and Matthijs – enjoying the beautiful coral reef and lovely visibility. This was filmed at Chains, a dive site on Two Mile Reef in Sodwana.

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Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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