Mantis Shrimp, the colour of the ocean packs a powerful, bite-sized punch
The Mantis Shrimp is known for two things, its vibrant colour, and it glass-cracking, mask-shattering punch! Shy creatures, I spend some time stalking them and keeping a distance until they calm down and lend me a smile for my camera. I don't get too close though, one swipe of their pincer and there goes my lens!
''Odontodactylus scyllarus'', known as the peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin mantis shrimp, painted mantis shrimp, or clown mantis shrimp, is a large mantis shrimp native to the Indo-Pacific from Guam to East Africa.
In the saltwater aquarium trade, it is both prized for its attractiveness and considered by others to be a dangerous pest.