Underwater Photography 60/365 Buried Lizardfish

“Buried Lizard fish” Project Picture 60/365

Nikon D90   Nikkor 60 mm   1/100   f/25.0   ISO 100

The fish in the picture was a discovery in two ways, firstly because I didn´t know this specie existed in the Mediterranean,and secondly because it suddenly jumped out of the sand while descending to photograph a different subject.

It is a Blue Stripe Lizard fish “Synodus Saurus” that was buried in the sand in an area surrounded by Neptune seagrass in Cala Palmera. The sea was very rough and with lot of groundswell, so it was the type of dive you don´t expect to see much or take pictures as the visibility and backscatter was awful.

As a bonus you have two pictures below the post in spanish, showing you the burying process, the first one just after landing on the floor, the second one shows you the lizard fish covering himself in sand to wait for the next victim to pass by and become his food.

El pez de la foto fue un descubrimiento doble, primero porque no sabía que esta especie existía en el Mediterráneo, y segundo porque saltó de la arena al descender fotografiar otro pez.

Se trata de pez lagarto de franjas azules “Synodus Saurus”, que estaba enterrado en la arena en una zona completamente rodeada de posidonia en Cala Palmera. El mar estaba muy agitado y con mucha mar de fondo, por lo que era la típica inmersión en la que no esperaba ver mucho y mucho menos hacer fotos ya que la visibilidad era horrible.

Hoy como extra os dejo dos fotos debajo, donde podeis ver como se entierran en la arena, la primera justo después de aterrizar en el fondo, la segunda donde podeis verlo cubriéndose de arena para esperar a que pase su próxima víctima y se convierta en su alimento.

Lizard fish just after landing on the sand floor/ Pez lagarto descansando en la arena

Lizard Fish getting buried/ Pez Lagarto enterrándose

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