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A weird and wonderful Leafy Sea Dragon (phycodurus eques) showing its amazing camouflage. This close relative to the Seahorse is one of a group living at Weymouth Sea Life centre. Unfortunately these critters like very low lighting so I had to crank the ISO up a bit! ;o(

Canon EOS 5D MkII with Canon EF 24-105mm L f/4 ISO 2000 1/100 f/4


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  • Kristin Nichole Hamm
    Kristin Nichol...over 4 years ago

    fantastic!!!! : )

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Well done Krys! Lovely shades of blue! take care, Linda

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerover 4 years ago

    we have such amazing creatures on our planet, don’t we? This is truly unique. Nice shot, even with the higher ISO. = )

  • Cheers Kimmie and I agree! I’d never seen anything like these guys before and I could have spent all day with them! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosserover 4 years ago

    that is cool, great clarity and color, well captured

  • joak
    joakover 4 years ago

    whit a shot! smashin colours

  • Thank you for stopping by, young man! :o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 4 years ago

    I just love these guys….beautiful shot!!! And an instant fave :)

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    lovely image

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful, you dont see it every day :)

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 4 years ago

    Wonderful photo of this stunning creature Krys. I think the noise from the high ISO really adds a nice texture effect to the purple back ground.
    I remember seeing these once at an aquarium in Atlanta, GA, and being impressed by their glowing colors … as if they were emitting their own light. You really captured this quality in the photo.

  • Aw thanks, Richard! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    wow this is a cracking capture krys, just so clear and pretty, amazing creatures are they not from a freezing bristol, really fed up now but hte trees have a few buds, of boy i cant wait for some warmth hehe dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn! Oh I know what you mean! Apparently we are to have a beautiful bountiful show of spring flowers! Get your camera ready! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

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