A RED-faced cod enjoying some dental hygiene work from a shrimp is one of the prize winners in a prestigious photography competition.
The Dentist, captured in waters off a southern Japanese island by Takayuki Toriumi, came first in this year’s International Photography Awards.
Toriumu said: “A few years ago, I came across a cod enjoying the shrimp’s cleaning service on a southern Japanese island.
“I captured this delightful scene as if he were being examined by shrimp doctor.”
A shot of a polar bear enjoying a nap in a remote part of Canada earned Martin Gregus second prize.
Other favourites were two leopards pouncing on their dinner and a shot of a cowboy ducking to avoid a bull.