As always, the first week of the month gives me the pleasure of sharing the “best of the reef in photos.” Here’s what I saw in July.
Seahorses will hitch to anything that offers a good enough grip, as this Mexican turbo snail discovered the hard way:
Sun corals rarely extend their tentacles fully, due to the danger of getting nipped by a passing predator. Once in a while, though, I have the pleasure of seeing these lovely corals at their photogenic best:
Snail races. Brought to you by “dinnertime on the reef”:
And another one from the snail files – this one a Mexican turbo grazing on the algae that grows among the zoanthid colonies:
Finally, it’s a joy to return from book tour to learn that someone missed you–or, at least, missed you serving her dinner. A shot of Ceti hitched to a sea fan, watching me write on the night I came home:
Which one is your favorite? I can’t decide.