It has suddenly come to my attention, now that an 11-inch MacBook Air lives in our house, that grand scenic wallpapers don’t do very well on small screens. So I’ll be mixing it up with photos on a different scale, such as this one.
Taken by famed underwater photographer David Doubilet and featured in a January 2010 article in National Geographic, this image shows a male tomato clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) tending his eggs. The eggs must be kept oxygenated, so the clownfish will hover over them, fanning them with his fins to create a current. If he sees any with dead embryos, he’ll pluck them out before they can begin to decay or mold, thus preserving the living eggs.
Click on the image to biggify, and then imagine this fish carefully plucking a single dead egg out of that mass. Now that is precision.