A lionfish (Pterois volitans) shows of its impressive mouthparts to warn off the photographer. These fish are voracious predators and are equipped with poisonous spines to deter the unwary. This image was taken in the Red Sea, where they are endemic. Relatively recently however, they have found their way to the Caribbean where they are decimating local fish species that are unprepared to deal with such an efficient predator.
- © Adam Hanlon 2010
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