Preparing to Chow Down

camel shrimp

A camel shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis), also known as a dancing shrimp, prepares to chow down on a flatworm in Dar es Salaam. Shrimp eat whatever they can find on the reef; worms, fish, shellfish, mud shrimp, crabs, etc. They also aren’t adverse to feeding off the dead. In fact, for a shrimp, a dead fish or crab is the ultimate meal. If food is scarce, large shrimp don’t hesitate in going after their own kind. They are one of the few animals in existence that are cannibals, eating their own kind in order to survive.

Photo taken while scuba diving with a Sony DSC-RX100M II Camera in a Nauticam housing with a INON S-2000 Strobe, a hand-mounted SOLA 2100 Video Light and a Sola P1200 red focus light.

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