It’s very unusual to find a large Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) free sitting like on this picture.
The carnivorous ray-finned fish has venomous spines. It lives on reef bottoms camouflaged as a rock. It is the most venomous known fish in the world. It can be lethal to humans, but it is passive and not aggressive.
This sample sits in a field of amphoras.
Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Egypt, Red Sea
501 Views, 12.09.2013
Canon EOS 5D, 4/17-40mm L USM, SEACAM Housing, Seaflash, 1/80s, f 11