Commended, Cold-Blooded Animal
Photograph courtesy Steven Kovacs, VEWPOY
A dour-faced, male dusky jawfish protects its cache of fertilized eggs by carrying them in his mouth.
“He seemed unconcerned by my presence and didn’t retreat into his burrow when I started taking pictures,” photographer Steven Kovacs, who calls the image “Father’s Little Mouthful,” said in a statement. “He couldn’t have been more cooperative.”
Published October 23, 2012 by National Geographic <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/pictures/121023-best-animal-pictures-wildlife-science-penguins-nicklen/#/veolia-environnement-best-wildlife-pictures-2012-eggs_60431_600x450.jpg>