Fishy Friend Photobombs Diver’s Snaps
This little fish had no signs of hesitation as it swum up to divers and photobombed their picture. Despite its tiny size, the 15cm long Trunkfish was far from camera-shy and pouted at divers in the Red Sea off Israel.
The Thornback Trunkfish, who was swimming on his own, took a liking to the divers and playfully interacted with them. Fascinated by the cameras, the tiny fish swum up to them and checked out its reflection in the lens. With its lips firmly sticking out, it looked like it was about to give its new friends and their cameras a smooch.
Ilan Ben Tov, 48, got up close and personal with the playful Trunkfish and was able to capture the encounter just 7m below the surface. He said: “This specific Trunkfish is in love with divers, especially underwater photographers that pass through its territory. He likes to view its reflection in the camera lens and is generally attracted to cameras so it is very easy to interact with him. It is always a great experience when underwater creatures are not intimidated by you and are interacting with you.”
Ilan, who lives in Israel and works as a software engineer, travelled to Israel’s most southern city, Eilat, with friends so they could go diving in the red sea.