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a humphead wrasse and a school of fish in the Great Barrier Reef
October 21, 2014

Napoleon Invasion

A humphead wrasse, also known as a Napoleon wrasse, builds a living frame as it swims through a school of fish in the waters off Australia. Photographer Christian Miller captured the shot on a windy day right after a cyclone had passed the far northern Great Barrier Reef. “Never before [had I seen] that many glass fish on this particular coral bommie [outcrop],” he writes. This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. Download wallpaper » See all contest entries » Browse galleries of our editors' favorites »
Photograph by Christian Miller

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