Weekly Photo Challenge – Eye Spy

Balloon Fish Eyes

When I saw the prompt, I knew immediately what I wanted to post! This is a balloon fish and this is an exact capture of its iridescent eyes. These little guys hang out in shallow waters around 20 feet near the sandy bottom. They seem quite curious about the large black creature with the bright light and they’ll slowly move towards or away from it.

This is the first balloon fish I’ve ever seen and I found him in the shallows near Bloody Bay Wall in Little Cayman.

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27 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Eye Spy

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Coolest. Eyes. Ever. They’re like marbles. 🙂


  2. Cris says:

    Amazing. I wonder for what purpose these eyes decided to come into being. If it were so important for one’s survival, I should wonder that other fish would have such amazing eyes. That’s quite a find. Nice job.

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  3. Annna says:

    Amazing shot! Something about those eyes are just so mystical


  4. What gloriously beautiful eyes!



  5. bikerchick57 says:

    Love the eyes, so cool. Great response to the prompt, Cathy!


  6. Awesome! I wish they made contacts like that! 🙂


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  9. seabluelee says:

    Wow, those are some spectacular eyes! I like Jenny’s idea of contact lenses, but I only wear a contact in one eye. That wouldn’t look too weird, would it? 🙂

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  10. Amy Reese says:

    Wow, amazing photo, Cathy. He has amazing eyes. What a place to find him .So exotic!


  11. Amy says:

    This photo capture is awesome, Cathy! What an amazing eye! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

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  12. lisakunk says:

    Those eyes…I don’t have words.


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