A funny fish face quickie for a Friday. I am currently beavering away on another photo feature for Sport Diver – this one will be all about diving in California. It has been keeping me busy, rifling through archived files, trying to find a nice broad representation of the wonderful features of this great diving.
This is a male sheephead, aka Bucky, captured (with the camera) at Anacapa Island, in the beautiful Channel Islands of California. These are big fish – this guy was about two feet long. He was surprisingly curious about us divers, and allowed us to approach quite close to him. He seemed to be interested in admiring his reflection in my dome port – this image was shot with a wide angle lens, and he was perhaps about a foot from my camera.
Sheephead are part of the Wrasse family. These fish are all born female, and according to social demand, may sex change as they mature.