The Psychedelic Frogfish – Histiophryne psychedelica – is the Holy Grail of critters. Only discovered and photographed in 2008, it has only been found in Ambon, making it one of the most unique creatures to be found. For the last five years it has not been seen at all.
That all changed this week. One of our dive guides, Fadly, found it again! And I was lucky enough to be on that dive. It was an amazing experience to finally see a creature I hoped I would one day see, but thought I never would.
This is a juvenile, around 2 to 3cm long. I believe it is the first time a juvenile has been captured on film.