A photographic journey showcasing the beauty that Florida has to offer.

Posts tagged “fish

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Trumpet Fish


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Spades


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Tarpon of the Night


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An Angry Angel


Coral…or Scorpionfish?


Blue Eyed Blowfish


Shark Week!

Are you enjoying Shark Week? What do you think…are they man eaters or is it all Hollywood hype?

Here’s a Reef Shark that surprised us in the Keys.


Snook and his Bar Jacks


Star Power


Sea Pug


Hello Yellow


Fly Like an Eagle Ray

Here’ s a spotted eagle ray I saw while diving the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach.


Shark Encounter


Saw this guy passing through the reef last weekend. I shot some video of him too that you can see on the Beauty of Florida Facebook page.


Invasive Beauty

Invasive species are species that are not native to the enviroment or ecosystem they are living in. They can be plants, animals, insects, fish, or even new creatures created from non-native species mating with the native species.

The Lionfish pictured here may look exotic and beautiful and it is, but it’s actually a huge threat to the oceans of Florida and the Caribbean since it’s actually a native to the South Pacific. Their spines are venomous so they don’t have many predators and they compete for food with native fish.

There are often “Lionfish Derby’s” or other types of organized hunts to help control the invasive population and tp spread awareness to the public. There are even pet amnesty days where owners can surrender their pets without question or punishment. This helps cut down on people letting their Burmese python or pet piranhas “free”. There’s even a cookbook dedicated to nothing but Lionfish dishes. No matter where you live, you likely have invasive species problems, educate yourself about them and report them when you see them.

For more info on invasive species in Florida visit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. For info on other areas, visit Invasive.org.


Undersea Garden


An Angel Below