© 2010 Kathy Keating Clownfish (aka Anemonefish)

Clownfish (a.k.a. Anemonefish)

On the last full day of my long weekend trip to Darwin, I rented a car and headed out to Berry Springs to visit the Territory Wildlife Park. It was only about a 45-minute drive from Darwin, but it felt like its own separate world.

In the park’s aquarium, I saw a number of cool (and scary) looking fish, but these little guys are some of my favorites. This is a clownfish, or an anemonefish. They have the name anemonefish because they live on (and have symbiotic relationships with) sea anemones. (I think they get the name clownfish because they’re cute and look like they’re clowning around when they swim.) They’re found throughout the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and in many tanks and aquariums/aquaria.

I took this photo at the Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, Northern Territory, Australia in May 2010.

© Kathy Keating and An Expat’s Photoblog, 2010.

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