Scorpionfish

Scorpion fish closeup. These guys are ambush predators and can be extremely well disguised: not only they replicate the colours of their environment, they have also grown all kind of small appendages around their mouths, that resemble weed.

They are very poisonous; touching a scorpion is lethal for small fish and can be an extremely painful experience, even for humans. Stone fish are even more poisonous and can be lethal to humans.

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Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, Ikelite housing and strobe
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Date: 01/04/2011

Location: Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Scorpionfish

Scorpion fish closeup. These guys are ambush predators and can be extremely well disguised: not only they replicate the colours of their environment, they have also grown all kind of small appendages around their mouths, that resemble weed.

They are very poisonous; touching a scorpion is lethal for small fish and can be an extremely painful experience, even for humans. Stone fish are even more poisonous and can be lethal to humans.

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Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, Ikelite housing and strobe
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Date: 01/04/2011

Location: Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand

Photographer: Arturo de Frias