Contemplating the Sunshine

Leafy Seadragons are beautiful creatures to gaze upon but not always easy to find.

As divers we swim around looking down at the sand, down at the seagrass, down at the sponges and sea-stars and other benthic critters.

This is not the best strategy for seeing a dragon where their intricate leafy body structure blends in with the yellow algae around which they live.

Instead you need to be very close to the bottom and look up towards the sun and just maybe in contemplating the sunshine you will separate a ‘leafy’ from the leafs.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Contemplating the Sunshine’, 1/320s f/9 ISO640 15mm

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