Red Dragon

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Richard Wylie

Leafy seadragons (Phycodurus eques) are one of two species of seadragon found in Australia's southern waters - the other being the weedy seadragon - and are endemic to these waters only. Related to seahorses but closer to pipefish, these beautiful creatures are incredibly well camouflaged. To me, as a marine biologist, they are as iconic as the kangaroo or the platypus - and are just as strangely wonderful!

Location: Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia


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