Lion Fish on The Reef by Randy Sprout

I trapped this Lion Fish deep in his hole on the North West Patch at Ocean Reef. They are a real problem here in Florida as they have been released here by unaware salt water aquarium people when they outgrow their tank. They have no natural enemies here in Florida and they eat everything in sight. We called this guy into the local eradicators. Taken with a little GoPro camera.

I am semi retired and love to travel with my 9X12 #140 Strathmore pad, my Sharpie Ultra Fine ink pen and five or six sticks of pastels or acrylics to color in my “finds” Sometimes I get real lucky and my wife Dawn will take some pictures I can use later. I seem to always be able to give some kind of sketch to my subjects or those bystanders who desperately want to give me some advice.

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    Some great shots Randy. This is so beautiful.

  • Thanks Jim! I wish you could see how close I really was to this deadly poisonous fish, LOL! The ultra wide angle lens of this little GoPro makes everything in focus, but really distorts the distance.

    – Randy Sprout

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesabout 2 years ago

    Well done Randy, they maybe poisonous but how beautiful

  • Thank you very much Nora.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
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    11th March ’13

  • Thanks.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Patty Boyte
    Patty Boyteabout 2 years ago

    Nicely done!

  • Thanks for this feature Patty.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Conoro
    Conoroalmost 2 years ago

    This is stunning Randy! I love the textures and colours you’ve captured and I think you are very, very brave :-)

  • Thanks Constance! As this was an ultra wide lense, I had too get really close!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizulevaover 1 year ago

    Wonderful shot.

  • Thank you very much Georgia!

    – Randy Sprout

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