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Smile like a parrotfish | photograph by joerg blessing (@joerg.blessing
"the teeth of a parrotfish are fused to strong plates with which they can scrape polyps and algae of the surface of hard corals," writes #yourshotphotographer
joerg blessing. "they also ingest some of the corals limestone skeleton which they release in clouds of fine white sand." this photo was selected for the february 15, 2019 edition of our photos of the week series.
“wow, joerg, this is simply incredible! i love being able to see the parrotfish's teeth so close and get a real sense of texture. the colors are fantastic. thank you for sharing! i would love to know more about how you were able to photograph this incredible moment!” — @natgeoyourshot
associate photo editor kristen mcnicholas (@kemcnicholas