Coming Home To Roost
In addition to the frozen flowers, I shoot lots of photos of tropical fish. In particular a fish species called Cichlid. If you’ve eaten Tilapia, you’ve eaten cichlid. There are many different species, but for the most part they can be broken down into two categories; egg layers and mouth brooders. Egg layers do just that, lay their eggs on an object in the water and hatch their fry. Mouth brooders, however, lay the eggs and immediately scoop them up into their mouth to hatch. When the fry are born they swim freely around the tank, but when it’s time for rest they swim back into the mouth of their parent where they are easily protected. The image here was really a surprise. It looks so much like fry heading back into the open mouth of their parent. For me it’s as close as I’ve come to having my two photo interests cross paths.