Thursday, June 26, 2014

Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish are venomous - and have FANTASTIC camouflage.  We saw many of them in Raja Ampat, and quite honestly, I don't think I would have seen any of them without our guides!  We typically saw them on the edge of some coral or on the sea floor - once they were pointed out!  Do you see it?


Here's a bit closer:


Closer still:


And closest!  Isn't it cool?!  Check out those eyeballs!


Obviously, the above is an example of a scorpionfish on the sea floor.  Here's another that was on the edge of a coral:

 
Still hard to spot, even close up!  Here's another view of the same scorpionfish:


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