Photographer's Note

This is the Lionfish, nice but poisonous. Very poisonous! We saw many when diving the Fiji islands. Here I took this photo diving Taveuni island, and the Somosomo Strait is the site. Accidents are commom, when divers doesn´t see this fish and touch them without intention. Just because they use to stay quiet inside the rock caves during the day, and sometimes just on the ceiling of the caves "doors". So, any diver looking for creatures inside the rock caves could not perceive a lionfish on ceiling, just over his head, or even beside him. So, if you never dive the pacific islands, or the red sea, watch out for the dangerous, but very nice Lionfish. I took this photo using a close up gear for Nikonos V, so I´ve got near around 20cm. The fish is calm and innofensive and will not attack you. Just don´t touch it! Cheers!

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Additional Photos by Jose A Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
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