Picturing biodiversity, part two

By Tyler Stiem

Humbug damselfish

Humbug damselfish

More photos of Danajon Bank’s wild array of reef fishes from expedition photographers Michael Ready and Claudio Contreras. Today the duo is headed out to explore the seagrass beds and mangrove forests that circle some of the tiny islands on the inner part of the reef.

Watch this space for more great biodiversity as well as stories by the entire team on community-run marine protected areas, the sustainable aquarium trade, and blast fishing, where fishers using dynamite to blow up sections of the reef for larger catches.

Pufferfish

Pufferfish

Pajama cardinalfish

Pajama cardinalfish

Three-spot damselfish

Three-spot damselfish

Unidentified crab species

Unidentified crab species