27 comments on “A Rare Find

  1. Bastet says:

    What a little beauty and such colors! The haiku tells the story perfectly.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Georgia. They’re really hard to find on the reefs, although I have seen several, but they usually hang onto soft coral where one can’t easily get a camera. I would say that this is my best shot so far of a seahorse!

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  2. aFrankAngle says:

    The little guy knows how to hide!

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  3. I love horses of all kinds. :-) Good one!

    janet

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  4. What a great picture of such a cool little creature, Cathy!

    Unrelated: the New York Times recently had a haiku contest (I wasn’t aware of it; oh well). They’ve published the results. You might find them entertaining. Sorry I don’t have a short link:

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/nyregion/new-york-city-in-haiku.html

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  5. seabluelee says:

    Isn’t he beautiful! What a treasure to find.

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  6. Brigitte says:

    One of my favorite sea creatures, Cathy! Love this shot and I can watch these beauties forever. We recently went to the aquarium and there was a few of these floating around in a wall of water. They are hypnotizing and angelic-like. They seem to have these kind expressions on their faces.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      They seem so gentle and I agree, they’re mesmerizing. Have you ever seen the sea-dragons? They’re a kind of seahorse native to the Indian Ocean. I would LOVE to see them in the wild (and photograph them, of course!). Thanks, Brigitte!

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  7. Carrie Rubin says:

    I find camouflage to be such an interesting phenomenon. Talk about clever genetics. It’s really quite fascinating. Great picture!

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  8. Amy says:

    That is a great capture!

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  9. What a beauty! He looks like he’s made of beads and sequins! :)

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  10. marydpierce says:

    I think of all the creatures in the world, the seahorse is my absolute favorite. They are truly a marvel, and reason enough to believe in fairies. Your little guy is amazingly well camouflaged – he/she looks exactly like the coral!! Love this! :)

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Seahorses really are magical creatures. It’s soooo exciting to see one in the wild. The trick however to finding them is that they don’t tend to move very far so once they’re sighted, it’s usually possible to find them again – a little secret that I only learned on our last dive trip. And I used the think that the divemasters were always so good at spotting them! Well they are, but the fact that seahorses tend to stay put, makes it much easier for them to predict their whereabouts!

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