Mantis shrimps/prawns pack a lethal punch, especially if you’re a crab or a scallop. They have even been recorded breaking aquarium glass. So with these facts in mind, I usually take care not to upset them when taking photos. One punch and my camera lens could be cracked. However, sometimes you don’t see them… but they see you. This little guy gave me a good punch on the knuckles while I was photographing a sea-horse.
I was so shocked, I nearly dropped my camera. At least it was good entertainment for Phil. I could hear him chuckling under their water.