Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Red-Lipped Morwong

This shot was taken at Rottnest Island, which is about 20km off the coast at Perth. The island is a popular holiday spot with lots of safe and sheltered areas to snorkel and dive. The Red-Lipped Morwong is seen regularly around Perth and is quite solitary seeming to prefer to lie imobile on the bottom or in this case just under a ledge. This guy seemd to think he was invisible to me as I was able to get very close without disturburbing him. They are about 40cm in length and would weigh around 1.5 kilos.

1 comment:

  1. He does have a 'touch' of Mick Jagger about him! Fantastic that you were able to get so close!