Leafy Sea Dragon!

imagic

Solroed Strand, Denmark

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The leafy sea dragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses. It is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia. The name is derived from the appearance, with long leaf-like protrusions coming from all over the body. These protrusions are not used for propulsion; they serve only as camouflage. The leafy sea dragon propels itself by means of a pectoral fin on the ridge of its neck and a dorsal fin on its back closer to the tail end. These small fins are almost completely transparent and difficult to see as they undulate minutely to move the creature sedately through the water, completing the illusion of floating seaweed.
This small, strange animals can inspire anyone who wants to switch identities. Everything seemed apparently to be possible.

Photo taken in Berlin -
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Canon EF-S17-85mm IS USM
f. 5,0
s. 1/60 sec.
Focal Length 41mm
ISO 100

Have a nice evening.
Jens.

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