I love firsts! I especially love finding a critter for the first time under Edithburgh Jetty where I have dived hundreds of times over many years.
Actually the credit goes to my dive buddy Raymond for finding this rarely seen Southern Crested Weedfish, Christiceps australis.
From any other angle it looked like another piece of kelp frond until recognition of those gorgeous mottled eyes became the giveaway.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘A Different Kind of Weed’ 1/100 f/11 ISO320 100mm