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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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Underwater Safari

Khaki would be tacky, but it feels like a safari nonetheless. Every time I slip on a mask and fall back off of a boat, glide out from the beach or dive down under the water…  a thrill surges toward the unknown just ahead and below.  Different waters feel like visits to distinctly differing countries.  Squid, eels, rays, turtles and myriad fish all living out their lives in an alternate underwater world.  Lingering momentarily to be found and followed.  Some at more close a distance than others…

More underwater photos (and video!) from Isla de Vieques.

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