Pic of the Day – Pygmy Pipehorse

And still beavering away on the gallery.  I took quite a few pix, and sadly only processed a small percentage of them on our return home.  So here I am, more than a year later, finally getting to it.  Procrastination will surely bite ya in the butt…

Here is an image to represent the other end of the spectrum from yesterday’s Pic of the Day, which was a big, wide angle, soft coral covered bommie.  Today I offer up a teensy weensy Pygmy Pipe Horse, shot in the sandy rubble underneath one of those epic big bommies.

Seriously – so tiny.  I was only able to see any detail of this delicate little creature by eyeballing it through my viewfinder and seeing it enlarged through my 105mm macro lens. Otherwise, this little thing looked pretty much like a piece of thread, waving in the breeze ;^)

Pygmy Pipe Horse


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 and dive in Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Fiji, Palau, Philippines, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Hawaii, California, Egypt, Mexico, several islands in the Caribbean, and here in British Columbia. 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 published in a variety of magazines and websites, including a regular monthly feature for Scubadiving Magazine for several years. All links to this work can be found in this blog.
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