Pic of the Day – Guineafowl Pufferfish

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Guineafowl Puffer – Arothron meleagris

It’s Friday, so here’s another funny fish face.

This is a Guineafowl Puffer (Arothron meleagris), shot (with the camera) at Cocos Island, in Costa Rica. I captured this image on the infamous Manuelita shark rodeo night dive – you know, the one with dozens of marauding white tip reef sharks. No wonder this little puffer looks alarmed – with all the sharks swarming, hunting for tasty tidbits, his chances were not so good.

Capturing good images of the sharks was tough – I found that in the dark, my camera was not so keen to focus. Still, being there was a total thrill. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

About Judy G Diver

Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, I have always felt a strong connection to the sea. But for many years, I stayed on the surface, afraid of what lurked down deep. When I was in my early 30's, with three young children (aka the P's), my husband (aka Mr G) signed us up for a SCUBA certification course, as a surprise. Although I had my fears, my stubbornness prevailed, and somehow I made it through four murky, frigid, cold water dives in Vancouver to successfully pass the course. Soon after we went diving off the west coast of Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez, where my eyes were opened to the beauty and other-worldliness of the life down under. And the rest, as they say, is history. I currently have well over 2000 dives under the belt, and I have been fortunate to travel extensively in Asia, Australia, Fiji, Galapagos, Costa Rica, California, the Caribbean, Mexico and here in British Columbia. After shooting hefty DSLRs for many years, I just switched over to a groovy Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera, in a Nauticam housing, with dual Sea & Sea strobes and a bag full of lenses. In addition to this blog and my personal website (Awoosh.com/Directory), which is linked at the top of the blog, my stuff has been widely published in a variety of magazines and websites, including an ongoing regular monthly feature on Scubadiving.com. All links to this work can be found in this blog.
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