Stalking Sea Critters

On land, such behavior might classify me as a stalker. But in the water, I’m simply a follower of fish. Hovering near a piece of coral will give glimpses of an entirely different sort of community.

Darting wrasses and tangs. Lumbering trunk fish. Flattened flounders, flying gunards and squirrelfish. Urchins and eels. Parrotfish crunching noisily on coral. Delicate jellies that will leave a stinging mark. Color changing trumpetfish and octopi that leave you blinking behind your mask, wondering if you simply imagined the sudden shift of shade.

But the hovering never lasts. Eventually, one fish fascinates enough to draw you in as its shadow.

Or sometimes, it’s a turtle! Sea turtle video on Friday…

Photos from underwater at Silver Beach on Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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8 Comments to Stalking Sea Critters

  1. rainfield

    I do not have such an experience, not to mention even photography.

    I know only hiking.

  2. Some good underwater shots there.

  3. Beautiful pictures and very poetic words to accompany them, your blog never ceases to amaze me.

  4. I heard about the island there and I heard it must be really beautiful for divers and snorkelers too. The underwater world must be amazing! I wish I could swim….*smile*….

    Nice post and great pictures Heather, as usual!
    ~Susanne

  5. Rainfield: Your hiking photos are splendid. I’ve no doubt you’d do wonderfully underwater as well.
     
    Thanks Graham! I was still getting used to that camera but was amazed at the increased capabilities over my last underwater model!
     
    Donald: You’re back!! I need to go see if you’ve been writing more about your sea adventures! (Thank you.)
     
    Susanne: Vieques was pretty special. I really enjoyed sharing a Caribbean experience with my kids. And just wait til you hear about the plane and ferry rides!! Slightly primitive!
     
    I am SO looking forward to our upcoming joint project! Hope to include mention of it in my next post.

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