Friday, December 29, 2017

Golden Arches and Eel Cove 12/26/17

Sometimes I am looking to photograph particular fish - as in: specific fish that live at certain spots and are habitually in their respective coral heads or reef cubby holes.

Two animals I have been trying to get good pics of are the Red Frogfish at Golden Arches and the Viper at Eel Cove.  The frog fish has been moving around a bit near one of the arches, but the viper is often found in a little pillar of coral and rock all curled up and just checking out the passing show.

My prior attempts to photograph these animals were unsuccessful due to equipment failures as the result of poor prep on my part.

So what a cool thing to find out that our dive sites for the day would be Golden Arches and Eel Cove. 

Corrine found the Red Frogfish in a coral head off the arch and in a perfect position for me to get a good shot.

Then, off to Eel Cove.  At the start of the dive we headed down the dropoff to look for Cowfish but to no avail.  From there it was a winding circular path around through the boulders and finally back to the mooring area.

I immediately headed toward the wall to look for the viper and there he was, all coiled up in his house and looking ferocious.

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