Weekly Photo Challenge – Angular

Web Burrfish

Web Burrfish

I love the many expressions of nature – it constantly amazes and delights me. And often, when I think of the shapes and colors in nature, I think round, organic, soft, flowing. What a fun and surprising experience to see angular shapes on a fish!

While diving in Belize in September of this year, as I was finishing the last dive of the day at a depth of about 30 feet, I looked down and saw a curious creature staring up at me with big round yellow eyes! This Web Burrfish stayed in the same spot and let me dance with it, taking several photos of it’s many spots, and angular hexagons and pentagons.

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39 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Angular

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    He probably enjoyed being the center of attention for once. I’m sure it gets lonely down there. 🙂

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      He was very cute and I get the impression that they don’t move very fast! He actually kept turning away from me so I have several shots of him from the tail-end, but with he’d watch me with those eyes on the top of his head. It did feel like we were dancing!

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  2. aFrankAngle says:

    I knew an art teacher who believed the best designs are in nature … and your photo of this fish supports her claim.

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  3. marydpierce says:

    I have never seen this kind of fish before. What a stunning photo. It’s amazing!! (I love all your underwater photos — well, and the non-underwater photos, too. ;-})

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  4. Beautiful, crisp image!

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  5. I suspected I might see something like this, Cathy. Gorgeous! Have a wonder-filled weekend.

    janet

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  6. Elyse says:

    Oh he’s wonderful! What a terrific shot.

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  7. That is a quite a National Geographic shot of such a cooperative subject, Cathy. Possibly, this rock star fish is used to the cameras and like Mick Jagger is always ready for its close-up?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, V. He was actually quite shy. While he didn’t swim away from me, he kept turning his tail towards me and watching me with those eyes on the top of his head. He had this unique ability to turn his eyes independently. I had so much fun photographing him!

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      • I’m wondering if that fish with the independently moving eyes is the reincarnation of Marty Feldman? If you ever see him again let him know that I thought he was brilliant in “Young Frankenstein”.

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        He did look kind-of like Marty Feldman, V. I wish I had thought to take a video of those eyes. And I, too, thought Marty was wonderful in that movie. You know: “Walk this way.”

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  8. Oh my, oh my, oh my! You just made my whole (rainy, gray, windy, sinus infection) day! You know how much I love it when you take us underwater with you! Thanks Cathy; this is a true wonder! Just gorgeous! xox

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks so much, Dawn. So glad to raise your spirits yesterday! There’s something almost whimsical about this little creature and when I revisited this shot, I made me smile too – just remembering our underwater dance! Hope your weekend is great!

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  9. Amy says:

    I agree with lamead, this is a NG shot! Incredible details and the colors are so beautiful. Great close up shot! Thank you so much for sharing, Cathy!

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  10. Brigitte says:

    Really gorgeous, Cathy. It never ceases to amaze me the orchestrated beauty that makes up our world, this Earth, our lives. At times, it really does seem as if everything is as it should be. You, there, catching this glimpse of a water world and sharing it with us. Thank you!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I agree with you, Brigitte. What a glorious world we live in! I feel so blessed to be able to visit these remarkable places and share a bit of time with special creatures like this Burrfish. I had never seen one before – I couldn’t help but smile (really, I was grinning :-)), even though no one would know with the regulator in my mouth)!

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  11. jules says:

    Beautiful fish. I’ve done a lot of diving and never seen one before. I love those fish that you can interact with!

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  12. seabluelee says:

    And he’s spiky, too! What an amazing looking creature! I love these posts of yours, Cathy – showing me places and things I’d never have the opportunity to see otherwise.

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  16. quarksire says:

    very kewl 🙂 an again i miss da diving , awesome shot 🙂 Q

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  17. Bipasha says:

    what an amazing & unusual creature!

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