See what you think:
What you really cannot tell from this shot is that he was very well hidden under a rock. Which is what made this shot so hard to take. Had to have a weird angle on the camera and dunk under to grab the photo...and note the cone shell on the lower right. By the time i came back to this guy a few minutes later, the cone had disappeared! Guess it doesn't like company either...
This one was really well hidden. This one is totally in a hole. I only noted it because i was looking for an octopus.
Today was a one octopus day...but any day with an octopus is aces in my book! See if you can spot this one:
If you click on the photo, you probably will be able to see its whitish siphon. But little else. Here's where it was hiding:
There were two somewhat unusual animals that I spotted: one is my pal, the Flying Gurnard and the other, a Spanish Dancer nudibranch:
This is the coolest fish! It gets its name from the "wings" on each side. It can open them and make a lovely blue pattern..and also fly. I do not usually see them with the wings expanded even this much, so I felt lucky.
And then we go to Spain:
This one was down about 10 feet ...so it wasn't easy to catch a good shot. But the head is on the right and the lungs on the left. Click on the photo to see it better. Last time I saw one of these, it was flipping through the water...cool.
Juvenile Rock Mover:
And on one side of the pond...
And on the other side, all white clouds and light:
Isn't that crazy? and I caught a drop of rain: