Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus eques)


This adolescent Leafy Sea Dragon was found at the end of the Rapid Bay jetty. These delicate creatures are generally quite timid but this one just sat up and posed beautifully for me in the clear blue water.

Rapid Bay, South Australia

Nikon D200, Nikkor 12–24mm at 18mm, 1/60, f13, ISO 100, Sea & Sea housing, twin Sea & Sea YS110 strobes

by Paul Macdonald, South Australia