National Geographic : 1976 Jan
Sharing a snack, two nautiluses munch a dead sweetlips (above) provided by the photographer. The eight-inch mollusks, lured by dead fish and clams to a trap 400 feet deep, were kept in a holding cage at 60 feet. When released for photo sessions, they often sought shelter in crevices of the coral or headed for the bottom. Backed against a reef wall, a nautilus (right) devours a damselfish with the powerful parrotlike beak that lies hidden among its tentacles. NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC ART DIVISION National Geographic,January 1976 CAPTURE CAGE" 400 feet *^ ~'^ ,-* '