White Scorpion Fish

White Scorpion Fish - Thailand, 2006

This sweet looking scorpion fish was about 9 inches long, smaller than most scorpion fish I've seen. Though having poisonous tips on its dorsal fin it caught my heart.

I spent considerable time near it photographing the rather rare Ornate Ghost Pipefish who kept turning its back to me or hiding behind a branch of soft coral. Underwater photographers sometimes put one fingertip carefully on the reef to stabilize. This sweet looking scorpion fish was right where I wanted to put my finger. Not a good idea!

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