WW #44 - Gray Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus) - Caribbean Sea

Gray Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus)

27 comments:

  1. Wow, the angelfish is quite close. How wonderful to have such encounters.

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  2. WOW! The only Angelfish I have ever seen where about 1/50th that size. Amazing.

    Happy WW!

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  3. That's one ginormous fish!
    Hope you're doing well, Bobbie.

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  4. That is an amazing encounter! As ever a superb photo!

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  5. We get a differently-colored angelfish in Eilat. I love to watch them.

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  6. That's quite a big fish ! Underwater pictures are always so beautiful !

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  7. I have never seen such a big angelfish, imagine bumping into one of them deep down there. Gives me goose pimples.

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  8. I was able to swim with the fishies and snorkel in Ste Lucia about .. oh, ages ago... it was wonderful! Great picture!

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  9. Wow! That's a wonderful shot. It must be magic to be so close!

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  10. very interesting how the fish seems totally at ease with the diver. Beautiful shot. happy ww

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  11. Since I'm hardly ever under water it sure is nice going under with you guys and seeing the wonders you see. I'm sure it's better in person but this is pretty cool, too...

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  12. Like Will, I had no idea that they got that big. But then I've never been diving in the Caribbean.

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  13. That is a big'n. You always see the tiny ones in aquariums, but in the big world, stuff seems to enlarge.

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  14. What a great guy to meet! Happy WW!

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  15. Why did I never see an Angelfish snorkeling in Hawaiian ocean waters? I guess because they don't live there?

    Congrats to this mazing shot. Pua

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  16. Wow! What a wonderful experience that must be. Beautiful photo.

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  17. Thank you all for visiting and commenting. For those of you who mentioned the size of this Angelfish, this particular species is unusually large. They grow to about 2 ft (60 cm) in length, which is about how big the one in the photo is. Many other angelfish species never grow beyond a few inches in length. Those are the ones you are likely to see in home aquariums.

    Bobbie

    P.S. to Pua - You are right, we don't have this Angelfish in Hawaii. There are some angelfish species here, but they are smaller, and they are shy and tend to hide in the coral.

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  18. i'd say that's a huge fish! must be so exciting to be this close to these creatures!

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  19. Hi Bobbie, you guys just keep on keep'n on with those wonderful pictures. I've never seen an angelfish but from the others' comments I take it they generally aren't this big. So congratulations on your find!
    Happy WW, thank you for peeking in on our parade.
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  20. OMG...that is so cool. Is that you in the pic?? I always love the shots you take. I cant wait to go to Hawaii someday. I am totally jealous:) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by....

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  21. I'd love to go to the Caribbean Sea, but the scuba part kind of scares me.

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  22. Thank you all for visiting. We enjoy reading your comments.

    @ Lori -- The diver in the photo is my husband, Jerry -- my favorite underwater model.

    Bobbie

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  23. I can only imagine how amazing it is to be down there experiencing those fish so close. Great shot!

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  24. Thank you, 2Sweet.

    Bobbie & Jerry

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