Photograph by Dmitry Marchenko, Your Shot
Published March 8, 2013
Introducing a new way of looking at the pictures we love. As our photo editors come across outstanding images, we'll post them on our news site right away, rather than wait until the end of the month.
A small fish in the Red Sea (map) poses for the camera in this picture submitted to National Geographic's Your Shot community on March 3. Photographer Dmitry Marchenko captured what looks like a mischievous smile on this small denizen of a coral reef off the coast of Egypt.
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