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First one of these I ever saw; thought it
was a plant. Closely related to the smaller
Sea Horse, the Leafy Sea Dragon displays
an array of spectacular leafy appendages.
Photographed on display at the Florida
Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, and
digitally processed to enhance the
contrast somewhat but, otherwise,
no color alteration, andis pretty close
to being “as is,” the way it was shot.


Framed print sold on June 15, 2010; THANK YOU, buyer!

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aquarium, dragon, fish, leafy, marine, nature, observe, sea, wildlife

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  • Jocelyn Hyers
    Jocelyn Hyersover 6 years ago

    Beautiful ….

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithover 6 years ago

    Aren’t they gorgeous?? Thanks for sharing..

  • pentangled
    pentangledover 6 years ago

    Isn’t that the most amazing looking creature ever! :o)

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtover 6 years ago

    I had no idea such things existed until visiting the Tampa aquarium. They are much bigger than sea horses, this one maybe ten or twelve inches from nose to the end of his tail (not counting leaves). They don’t really “swim” but navigate thru the water by rapidly moving tiny almost hair like appendages on their bodies. They actually float more face down than pictured here, but my own sense of balance wanted to make him more upright.

  • jamiewinter
    jamiewinterover 6 years ago

    wow this is simply awesome

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 6 years ago

    wonderful creature!! very well photographyed. :)

  • hfrymark
    hfrymarkover 6 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • intheflesh
    inthefleshover 6 years ago

    Whas this in your bathtub, or in the deep blue sea. Lovely creature, gorgeous colors. Bless

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 4 years ago

    WooooHooooo! Huge Congrats on your sale! WTG girl!

  • Thanks, Pat — what a thrill.

    – Ginny Schmidt

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