Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cleaning Up

I had fun photographing a wonderfully decorated home yesterday and took time for an ocean swim this morning. Turtles everywhere! A few years ago I was lucky to see one sea turtle, now I see lots of them every time I go out.

For some reason I always seem to see the more interesting critters near the end of my swim. Today I saw a spotted eagle ray zoom away along the sea bottom in the opposite direction, but I did not have the energy to chase it. So I looked and looked below me in hopes of seeing another. Nothing. Then I noticed a movement out of the corner of my eye, and there they were. Two spotted eagle rays swimming quietly along side me just out of reach. When I reached for my camera they dove for the bottom. I guess I'm not the only one who is camera shy.

I usually see a pair of rainbow wrasse cleaning other fish at a certain spot on the reef. You would think they would find me a treat considering my poor personal hygiene, but they always leave me alone. Maybe I am an acquired taste?

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