Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece (2)

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Sea Dragons.  The most fabulous sea creature I've ever seen!

Sea Dragons. The most fabulous sea creature I’ve ever seen!

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My second post for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is a masterpiece of nature; leafy sea dragons!  These beautiful little creatures absolutely fascinate me because they look like something from another world.  I had never seen nor heard of anything so exquisite until I saw them at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla, CA.

I hope you enjoy them too!

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About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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41 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece (2)

  1. Beautiful, and as you say rather otherworldly …..

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  3. Kristen R. says:

    I have seen these, too. They are absolutely amazing!

    • Beth says:

      They are definitely a creature that is unforgettable! Unfortunately, here in the midwest, we don’t get to see marine life very often, so I love to get the chance when I visit somewhere! Thanks for commenting!

  4. Amazing! I’d love to have an aquarium full to look at all day. Beautiful!

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  6. likeitiz says:

    Looks delicate but formidable. I wouldn’t want to tangle with them.

  7. Beth says:

    Probably wise, likeitz! The description only said that they are found in Australia and didn’t mention natural defenses. I might have to look into that. Thanks for the comment!

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  9. Beth says:

    http://www.thesea.org/TheSea/sea_dragon.html

    Some great info on Sea Dragons if you’re curious. Sadly, this article says that they have no known predators, but that humans are taking them from their habitats and depleting their numbers. Since 1991, they’ve been a protected species.

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  15. halfcnote says:

    Wonderful masterpiece of disguise!

    • Beth says:

      Yes, when I first walked up to the tank, it wasn’t until they started swimming that I realized they were not decorative seaweed. They definitely have a great natural camouflage. Thanks for the comment! 🙂

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  19. wow i never knew about these. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. sued51 says:

    I’ve never seen them before either! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

  22. bluebrightly says:

    I agree – they’re amazing!

  23. Wow, they are beautiful creatures!! I have never seen one before and will now be on the lookout for them when I next visit an aquarium.

  24. Angie says:

    That’s an amazing and beautiful creature! I’d spend hours watching them if I see them! Thanks for dropping by my blog and the follow. 🙂

    • Beth says:

      Thank you, Angie! I was amazed by them when I first saw them. They really seem like something from a storybook! Truth is stranger than fiction sometimes! 🙂 You have traveled to some very beautiful places! I enjoy your photos and the stories behind them! Thanks for the nice comment!

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