I’ve always been fascinated by the symbiotic relationship between the clownfish and the sea anemone. As a scuba diver, I am lucky to have many opportunities to observe these sea creatures upclose.

There is nothing that science textbooks can tell you about the wonder you’d feel as you watch the bright orange fish dart in and out of its little sanctuary — or the chuckle that escapes your throat in a gurgle when you see the cute little clown flare its fins at you in a valiant attempt to look menacing.

“Shoo! Stay away from my home,” says the little clownfish. Watercolour painting: Yuling Li

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