weekly photo challenge: one

Sunday, December 22:  The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is One.  Writes Michelle of WordPress: This week, we want to see photos that focus on one thing. Maybe you’ve got a stark photo of a single tree silhouetted against the setting sun, or a lone sandpiper wandering the beach as waves crash. Perhaps you’ve caught your mother sitting by herself in a moment of quiet contemplation. Maybe you saw a basket of wriggling puppies, and got a photo with a single fuzzy face in focus.

I loved the look of this one red lionfish at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.  According to National Geographic, if attacked, a lionfish delivers a potent venom via its needle-like dorsal fins. Its sting is extremely painful to humans and can cause nausea and breathing difficulties, but is rarely fatal.

Red Lionfish, properly known as Pterois volitans
Red Lionfish, properly known as Pterois volitans

Lionfish, also called turkey fish, dragon fish and scorpion fish, are native to the reefs and rocky crevices of the Indo-Pacific, although they’ve found their way to warm ocean habitats worldwide (National Geographic: Lionfish).

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