May your eyes behold
In all creatures and seasons
I took this photo of a Commerson’s Frogfish at the Waikiki Aquarium a few years ago. Frogfishes are highly adaptable ambush predators. They are black, red, orange, yellow, brown and green; some are mottle-patterned. They can brace themselves to the ocean floor with stubbly, jointed pectoral and pelvic fins. They change position by “walking” on these hand-like fins. Some camouflage as Hawaiian sea sponges, complete with sponge pores. Some look like seaweed covered rocks.
They are quite beautiful, don’t you think?