Floating Beauty

THREATENED SPECIES

Leafy sea dragons are endemic to Australia. They are usually difficult to see, as they are very well camouflaged in the seaweed. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful and delicate creatures I have ever seen.

South Australia

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon 16–25mm f/2.8 L, 1/160, f/8, ISO 400, Inon Z-240 strobe, Nautican housing

Status: The Leafy Sea Dragon Phycodurus eques is listed as Near-Threatened.

by Vanessa Mignon, New South Wales