David Attenborough's Life in Colour

We are delighted to have provided images to the new book accompanying David Attenborough's recent two-part series, Life in Colour. The series uses cutting-edge technology to show how animals view the world and the many functional uses that colour plays in their lives, from acting as a warning signal towards potential predators to playing a role in finding a mate. Look out for our images of a Velvet Belly Lanternshark and beautiful Glass Shrimp inside.

© Reinhard Dirscherl / imageBROKER / imagequestmarine.com

We particularly loved the series' feature on the Blue-striped Fangblenny, which mimics the colour of the Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse, a fish which serves as a cleaner to larger host fish. Rather than cleaning the host fish, the Blue-striped Fangblenny instead uses its disguise to get close and take a bite out of its unsuspecting target... A very clever use of colour! You can catch the series streaming on BBC iPlayer now.

© Jim Greenfield / imagequestmarine.com


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