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Pigmy Seahorse

These little guys are awfully hard to shoot. They're about the size of three grains of sand and are constantly moving and jumping from branch to branch. On top of all that, the instant you shine a light on them to focus, they turn their head away. You could easily burn a roll of film (or fill up a card) and have exactly zero decent shots. I got lucky. Pygmies are usually found in sea fans. Only recently have they been discovered in plants and algae and they have a completely different look from the ones in the sea fans. In fact, scientists have not yet figured out whether they are a different species.

6/11/05 9:01:15 AM
Country: Indonesia
Area/City: Bunaken

© 2005 Dan Meriwether
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