Delighted that our picture The Real Joker is a Bronze winner at Nature Art category of the 2020 World Nature Photography Awards!

This is a closeup portrait of a parrotfish. Parrotfishes are among the most colourful fishes of the reef. They munch pieces of coral -eating algae on them in the process- and poop fine sand. Its fused teeth shaped like a beak -hence its name- allow it to scrape off pieces of coral and other food, and inner pharyngeal teeth that crush the food once it’s in its mouth. Its teeth are made of ­fluorapatite, among the ­hardest biominerals in the world.