Being Watched

Being Watched - Photograph by Laura Lecce
Being Watched – Photograph by Laura Lecce

I love snorkeling. Mostly because the ocean floor feels like a completely foreign world, with so many interesting landscapes and weird creatures to explore. Every reef I’ve been to is quite different and unique in its corals and wildlife. Even the same reef can look different every time you look at it, with new creatures every day. Sometimes I feel as though the creatures are watching me as much as I am watching them, looking at me like I’m out of place. Large schools of fish will cluster around you, or swim past you like a large shimmering wall, wondering what you are. They give you just enough space, so that you could not catch them if you are a predator. Smaller fish, which live in soft corals and anemones are very defensive about their little garden. They will face you, and even get a bit aggressive if you get too close. I give them plenty of space in the hope that they know I am just there to watch. Its a truly fascinating world, and I hope to see much more of it in future explorations.

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4 thoughts on “Being Watched

  1. I don’t get the chance to go snorkeling very often, but as a teenager I was fortunate enough to go to Australia with my parents. We did go snorkeling there. I saw many fish that were twice as big as me. Needless to say, I prefer the fish that are smaller than me, but they were gorgeous!

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