For years my dad would travel the world on tour and he would take fantastic photos. I always loved looking at all the photos that he took when he got back home. Just sitting with him and looking at all the stuff he has seen and experienced. Today I have been looking through all the photos again and I came across this photo. This photo was taken at Kew Gardens in London by my dad and I think is one of my favorite photos he has taken.
Leafy Sea Dragons
These stunning sea dragon pictures illuminate their mysterious beauty and extraordinary adaptations. The near-invisibility of their fins gives the sea dragons the appearance of floating seaweed that is drifting with the currents. Instead of scales, they have protective armor to ward off predators. The row of spines along their backs can also wound attackers. At other times they will curl into balls like porcupines in self defense. Truly extraordinary creatures.