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Lionfish(es)

One more lionfish picture… well in fact there were two lionfish. We were on our first advanced open water lesson and the instructor was busy with my classmate. So I was loose to shoot. Hey, it rhymes… sort of. I had the camera because I hesitated to leave it on shore. I was paying attention to the lesson. But in an unguarded moment, I got to shoot two lionfish. Neat! A moment later, my instructor was there beside me with his camera firing away with his setup… flattery.

4 responses


  1. Be careful, they can give you a painful day.

    July 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    • Great video. I had been aware of lionfish as a predator that invaded. But I didn’t realize how dangerous they were to the coral reef. They swim slowly and I had only seen a few. I know to stay a fair distance from them.I wonder if they are a problem in the Red Sea.

      July 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm

  2. Beautiful capture Victor. The lion fish are a work of natural art.

    July 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    • Unfortunately the lionfish is an invasive species that is threatening coral reefs. It was inadvertently introduced to East Coast waters and is now spreading to the Caribbean. Some places have a bounty offered for capture.

      July 30, 2012 at 2:14 am

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