Photo of the Day

October 20, 2016

Deep-Sea Dentist

Here’s an alternative to those pesky, sometimes painful dentist visits: a quick dip underwater with Lysmata amboinensis, more commonly known as cleaner shrimp. Fish will stop by “cleaning stations”—such as this one in Nha Trang, Vietnam—where the shrimp congregate to have the cleaners remove parasites. So, too, will divers with something stuck in their teeth. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Jun Lao, National Geographic Your Shot

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