Blow-to-bomb: Pufferfish interrupts underwater selfie
This is the hilarious moment a curious pufferfish managed to photo bomb an unsuspecting diver.
Taken off the Kohala coast in Hawaii, free diver and underwater photographer, Regan Mizuguchi, was busy taking selfies with his static GoPro camera when the oblivious blowfish blundered into shot.
Somewhat surprised by the diver, the frightened fish manages to completely eclipse the face of Regan after inflating its body as a defence mechanism.
Luckily, the sharp spines were a safe distance away from the Hawaiian and after soon realising he wasn’t a threat, the tiny fish deflated and swam away.
However, it was only after Regan had exited the water and checked his camera that he noticed the marine animals mugshot.
Regan said: “I had placed my GoPro camera on the ocean floor and was experimenting taking images when I noticed the fish bobbing through the water.
“I could see it was inflated so I didn’t want scare the little fish anymore than it was so I stayed still and carried on taking photos.
“It didn’t stay long, I think it realised I wasn’t a threat and literally moments later it deflated and swam back out into the ocean.
“It was only after I reviewed the images that I noticed it had completely blocked out of my face in one of the shots, I couldn’t believe how perfect it was.
“I’m not a professional diver but I just love being in the ocean, I wish I could dive everyday.
“I’m really glad the fish decided to photo bomb me, that photograph is definitely a keeper.”