Monday, July 20, 2009

Leafy Seadragon

See that leafy looking things? That is actually called a leafy seadragon. It was one of the most fascinating things I saw at the Georgia aquarium.

Leafy Seadragons are an endangered species found in the oceans near Australia. Not only are they spectacular, what is unique about them is that the male species gives birth. Supposedly Australia only allows one leafy seadragon to be exported each year. I was lucky to see one.

I took many photos of this fascinating creature but the lighting was really bad and with all the reflections, and the constantly moving dragon, it was tough to get good results. Besides the intention of the dragon is to blend into reeds and it does a fabulous job doing just that.

Here is another photo where it kinda blends in.

Fascinating. No?


BLOGitse said...

nice colours! Australia rocks! :)

Sumit said...

Seriously fascinating! Awesome is the word. :)

mythopolis said...

Simply amazing and beautiful. To capture the perfect shot however, I think you are going to need some scuba gear, and a ticket to Australia!!

NicoleB said...

WOW, that thing most def. is awesome.
I have never seen anything like it!