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Send in the Clowns.. 
 
Clownfish, also known as anemonefish, are colorful, tropical members of the damselfish family.   Clownfish have an obligatory symbiotic relationship with sea anemones; they can survive and reproduce only when living under the protection of their host anemone.  Clownfish gain "immunity" to an anemone’s powerful sting, by gradually exposing more of their bodies to the tentacles, until they have acquired a protective coating of the anemone’s own mucous.

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'Bright Eyes' - by Lynn Williams, South China Sea, 2004

This tri-color clown was shot off the coast of Palawan, Philippines in the South China Sea.  Dec 2004

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'Home Sweet Home' - by Lynn Williams, South China Sea, 2004

Ocellaris Clown (aka Nemo) - This little guy kept darting in and out of the anenomes, as though to remind himself he was safe from intruders in his home sweet home.   Taken with a macro lens, about 3 inches from the fish and as safe a distance from the anenomes as a macro lens allows.  This clown, about 2 inches long, was photographed down about 30 feet in the South China Sea. 
 
 

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'Hiding Out' - by Lynn Williams, South China Sea, 2004

Shrouded in purple-tipped stinging anenomes, this tri-color clown seemed to feel very brave.  Larger than most, this clown was about 3 inches in length.     South China Sea,  12/04 (pre-tsunami)
 
 
   

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'Chocolate Clown' - by Lynn Williams, South China Sea, 2004

    
    
    
 

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'Anenome Rainbow' - by Lynn Williams, South China Sea, 2004

    
  

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'Who's the New Kid?'- by Lynn Williams, Indonesia, 2008

   
   

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'Clown Playground' - by Lynn Williams, Indonesia, 2008

 
 

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'Under Mom's Watchful Eye' - by Lynn Williams, Indonesia, 2008

 
 

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'Close to Home' - by Lynn Williams, Indonesia 2008

 
 

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'Riding the Current', Indonesia, 2008

 
 

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'Anemone Ornaments' - by Lynn Williams, Indonesia, 2008

  
  
  

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'Clown Mug Shot' - by Lynn Williams, South China Sea, 2004

 

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'Heading Home' - by Lynn Williams, South China Sea, 2004

 
 

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'Happy Face' - by Lynn Williams, South China Sea, 2004

 

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'Can You Still See Me?' 2004

Lynn Williams
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'Should you shield the canyons from the wind, you would never see the beauty of its carvings.'  -
                                                                                                                      Elizabeth Kubler Ross