With the festive break over it’s back to non-photographic endeavors but at least I got to dive with this guy today to cap it off on a wonderful note.
I usually see at least one Leafy Seadragon when I dive at Rapid Bay however for a while it looked like we might miss out today.
We had traversed the outer T-section following the seagrass beds looking for pipefish and seadragons. The pipefish were abundant but no seadragons were found anywhere.
Down to a fraction of our air remaining we swam to a known dragon lair and there he was, a big male still covered in a fine film of green algae left over from his last brood of eggs.
Time to start looking for little dragons!
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Easter Leafy’ 1/200s f/9 ISO640 15mm