Stonefish (Scorpaena mystes) in the shallow water off one of the Los Islotes islets in the Bahia de Loreto National Park, the Sea of Cortez and Baja Peninsula, Mexico.
The snorkelling around the islet where I camped for a week was excellent. There was a shallow underwater shelf that extended out from the northern end of the islet and because of the strong upwelling around the islet there was abundant marine life. This was the most surprising creature I encountered a very short distance from the shore, a stone fish, that blended in perfectly with the seaweed, apart from its incredible eyes, which seemed to be illuminated by fire. I was able to approach it very closely with a certain degree of caution.This was my first ever trip with a reasonably good underwater camera, and my first attempts at some serious underwater photography.
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- Duncan Murrell
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