Luzon Island, Philippines
The trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis) is very timid and swims away from divers in a conventional, horizontal fashion unless it thinks it's cornered-- then it finds some vertical camouflage like these red whip corals, where it goes into a vertical position to confuse its pursuer. This specimen is probably about 2 feet in length.
Jeffrey N. Jeffords (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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