This little critter is one of my most favourite animals in the sea and we are so lucky here in South Australia to share our part of the world with such an extraordinary creature.
Leafy seadragons are both common and elusive. I dived for years before ever seeing my first leafy. Even knowing how to find them I still sometimes come up from a dive disappointed.
I captured this leafy a couple of weeks ago at ‘The Bluff’ near Victor Harbour. The Bluff is my ‘go to’ place when Rapid Bay is being hit with northerlies and I am hanging out for my dragon fix. It’s not the most pleasant place to dive when there is any hint of a swell. Strong surge and poor visibility are the norm here most days.
Still it’s always worth it just to spend some time with one of my most favourite animals in the sea.