I'm not quite certain where I took this photo of a Cuckoo wrasse, Labrus mixtus, but I know it's in the Western Isles around Oban way. In the mature fish the male and female differ in colour and pattern. This male has a blue head which extends onto the sides which in parts are orangish in colour. It's certainly a beautiful looking fish, this type of wrasse always had an inquisitive nature, once whilst I was diving in Gozo, they were following me around. Yes I know, looking for any goodies kicked up by the diver. Cupboard love.
Nikonos V with 28 mm lens and Nikonos close up lens, fitted with a SB 102 flashgun.