The trumpetfish is very timid and swims away from divers in a conventional, horizontal fashion unless it thinks it's cornered-- then it finds some vertical camouflage like these red whip corals, where it goes into a vertical position to confuse its pursuer. This specimen is probably about 2 feet in length.
The camera used here was a Nikonos V with a
Nikonos 15mm wide angle lens and Ikelite Substrobe 225.
Depth about 80 feet.
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