I know what you're thinking: What the heck is that, and what does it have to do with Thanksgiving?It's a Hawaiian Turkeyfish (get it?). This species (Pterois sphex) is endemic here, that is - unique to the Hawaiian Islands. (It has some close cousins elsewhere, though.)The spines on its fins are venomous. This is one Turkey you do NOT want to fool around with!The photos were taken at Puako, Hawaii at a depth of approximately 105 ft (32 meters).Bobbie
Happy Wednesday! I just posted Wordless Wednesday , and I am looking forward to Thanksgiving! Have a good one!
WOW! Those are awesome shots!Mine is up here;WordlessHappy WW!
wonderful capture!! Happy WW.
Wow! Lion fish, I like. Happy WW!
What neat pictures! Happy ww!
Great choice for a Thanksgiving edition of WW! Mine is up too, but it's not festive...you can find it here.
oh? a turkey fish?does it say: gobubble gobubble???
Great pics and a great intro comment, Bobbie :)Happy Thanksgiving and a happy WW!
I've seen this already!... You seem to be a DIVER i guess!... Just for info... I once became a Marketing in one of the DIVING companies here in Davao City, Philippines... If you opted to visit Davao City, Philippines try to visit WIND AND WAVE DAVAO. Its a PADI Dive center. I guess, you'll have a chance to dive at SAGAMI MARU a lost ship of Japanese people which is located in the sea of Davao City. Aside from that, Davao City has everything to offer you. This has a great dive sites that you can only found in this place. If you plan to visit Davao. Consider WIND AND WAVE DAVAO as your diving guide experience... Great shots!.... Mine is up here... WilStop Dare to Blog Life RealitiesHave a great day!...c",)
Nice photo. Happy WW.
he looks a little too pointy to eat. I'll stick to the turkey. thankshappy ww!
Oh wow, a turkeyfish!?!?!I'm learning more and more here about undersea creatures than I had in school! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
No, I certainly do not want to be messing with a venomous fish. Thanks for sharing the beauty!
OMG what a fish !! It looks like a monster ! Fortunately I swim like an old grandma and don't dive so I won't have any chance to meet it, lol !
Great pic as usual. Creepy, pokey, spiney things give me the heebie jeebies. Funny, I'm not afraid of camping with grizzlies, but the thought of being in water with pokie spiney fish gives me the creeps. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Wordless Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving from Cathy in Kotzebue, Alaska.
Great fish! (Perfect choice for turkey day.) Again, thanks for the beautiful photo.
The shots that you get are fabulous, excellent photo! Happy WW!
Is it really a Turkeyfish! I thought these were called lion fish or something? I remember seeing them at an aquarium and being fascinated by the venomous spines. Beautiful photos . Happy Turkey(fish) day!
Great, smart post! Happy Thanksgiving to youm Bobbie & Jerry! Have a wonderful day! Believe it or not I will have a Thursday Thirteen post up tomorrow atAnswers to the Questions :)
One of my ambitions is to see one when Im out on one of my dives. Beautiful.
Nice shots. Happy WW to you and thanks for the T-day wishes. There's a lot to be thankful for...
That's a very cool fish! Terrific photos. :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you. My teenage son loves your blog. He is getting PADI certified and shared your blog with his class. They all loved your pictures and are now very excited about their first open water dive coming up soon.
Too funny...my turkey doesn't look anything like that! Happy Thanksgiving!
woah incredibly freaky but beautiful all at once!
Wah...what a name! Turkeyfish??? Awesome photo though. :)PS: Thanks for the encouraging words about my blog's layout. :DSerenaChatnChill
Weird, yet beautiful. Great pic:) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.
I was right...even before I read your explanation! I took a great picture of a Hawaiian Turkeyfish at the Maui Ocean Center on a visit there several years ago. Their little faces almost looked as if they were sorry they are so dangerous.What a great picture! Happy WW and thank you for visiting my site today.Happy Thanksgiving.
Hehe, a Turkey fish!! Happy WW :P
nice shot. happy ww
I'm wondering what it's going to be next...As always, your pics are wonderful.
wow!!! that a very nice shot...here is mine:Wordless Wednesday...happy ww c",)
Not a pretty thing. But happy WW!
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family! I love this fish photo and I didn't know that you had turkeys over their!
Beautiful image Bobbie, hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving Day !!
I wonder if that fish has a cousin, because I swear a friend of mine had one that looked darn near identical in her salt water tank.
Perfect for Thanksgiving viewing only - wonder where they came up with it's name!
Cool image Bobbie how appropriate a turkey fish, great work.
Thank you all for visiting and for your comments. Please have a look at this post where I tell a bit more information about this fish and address the Turkeyfish vs. Lionfish name issue that several of our astute readers have mentioned.
We welcome your comments and invite your questions. Dialogue is a good thing!Bobbie & Jerry
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