It finally dawned on me that I have been looking at two different kinds. Silly me, I’ve only been diving this reef for a year. This one has sail-like fins. It does swim slowly and majestically.
The other is mostly spiky and does not have the broad fins. The spiked ones seem to prefer colorful red coral. And they are usually hanging upside down. Both types are colorful. I stop and grab a shot whenever I see one. Because they tend to swim slowly or they cling against the coral, the lionfish is a reliable subject. But if you provoke them, they can really scoot.