Out of the Blue - One Big Fish!

Wordless Wednesday
Watery Wednesday

What: Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), an endangered species.
Adults are very large - about 45 inches (115 cm) long.

Where: I took this photo in the Red Sea, near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.


Napolean Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)
[Click photo to enlarge.]

My previous Wordless Wednesday posts.

31 comments:

  1. That is one unusual face! Even for a fish. Kind of scary, actually.

    Happy WW!

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  2. The blues are amazing. Not being a diver, I never see this. Closest thing in my neighborhood is Lake Tahoe.

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  3. Cool looking fish. It's hard to believe that huge fish is a wrasse since we kept several small wrasse in our salt water tank in Jakarta. Colin agrees with Will, he thought it was scary!

    BTW it's not so much that I got used to the tropics but more I have always lived where it is warm. I am a South Texas girl. The last time I saw snow was '85 when we had a freak snow storm in San Antonio. I hate being cold but the colors on the trees are amazing! Trade-offs I guess.

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  4. Tropical fish are often so bizarre looking. Here in the arctic we have fish that just look like fish, kinda boring, but tasty.

    It's starting to freeze up here. In a couple weeks we will be hooking through the ice for tomcods.

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  5. He's rather magnificent! I loved the nudibranchs below. They're beautiful.

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  6. What a strange creature! (He would probably think the same of me if I were down there!) He seems to be rolling his eyes. Great shot!

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  7. Man, what a fish! Never seen anything quite like that. And look at the eyes. Thanks for joining Watery Wednesday!
    :-)

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  8. I have to say that although fish kind of creep me out, your site is very soothing. Will definitely come back to visit.

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  9. That is one cool fish ! My first visit, and I absolutely love your blues!

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  10. What an incredibly deep blue of water! And that fish is like some bizarre shape in a sci fi movie!

    Brilliant pic!

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  11. It looks ferocious so I'm surprised it's endangered. My, the water sure is blue!

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  12. Must have been very impressive when you saw it !
    I am leaving on Nov 15 for 2 weeks Red Sea !! Am I happy to escape the rainy weather here !

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  13. That's a beautiful fish but a little scary.

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  14. Again, another great photo.
    Happy WW.

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  15. That is a very interesting fish, with the "shell" on top of its head.

    And what a great collection of blue on blue.

    It must be quite impressive to encounter such a fish up close. And I don't think it sounds scary at all.

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  16. Stunning blue - I'm mesmorized by the eye - fantastic 'catch!'

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  17. An awesome fish and I enjoyed learning about him. Thank you. Great photograph.

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  18. He is huge! I hope his disposition doesn't match his looks! He seem quite angry looking!

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  19. This is amazing. What a sinister expression!

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  20. Yikes...that fish IS huge. And it looks like you can see right thru it. Happy WW. Great shot. Thanks for stopping by my friend:)

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  21. Hi Bobbie, I like your big fish. I saw a three foot bluish fish swimming in our little creek the other day.
    I took a picture but no fish was in the picture. A good reason to buy a nice camera don't you think?
    Happy WW! Thank you for peeking in at my cat stuff and for your nice comment. Amber is a very nice cat. I put her story on my regular (Little) blog.
    ..

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  22. Oh, man. I envy you guys so much!!!

    Great picture, as usual. What a treat is to come here every Wednesday!!!

    My post...

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  23. Thanks to all our Wordless Wednesday friends, and our new Watery Wednesday friends, for stopping by. If anyone would like to know more about the Napoleon Wrasse, stay tuned. I have a whole article about this big fish in preparation, which I will post soon.

    Bobbie

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  24. I love the profile in this, what a unique face, great shot Bobbie.

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  25. @ ScienceGuy - They definitely are weird looking fish.

    @ Bernie - Thanks very much.

    Bobbie

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  26. wow, thats a wierd looking fish
    must have been pretty deep under water ei?

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