Star puffer - Arothron stellatus

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (9)

Marianne on August 10, 2011

Great. Keep him away from me.

tmoj on August 10, 2011

Don't worry **Marianne,

he is very friendly, even with paparazzi blazing all around him.

Best wishes, Timo

someGuyinmasset on August 11, 2011

Hey Timo he looks great full-size, and I see a couple sea cucumbers or something behind him, the slug-like critters.

tmoj on August 11, 2011

Thanks Guy,

nice you took the time to open it in full size. I think most of the underwater pictures look much better in full size - you can better see all the detail. And actually same applies to practically all pictures that are worth looking at.

They are sea cucumbers, you are right.

Best wishes, Timo

Gabor Retei on August 15, 2011

Great capture Timo, LIKE

Best wishes from Port Moody, B.C. Canada, Gabe

tmoj on August 25, 2011

Thank you for your viusit and kind compliments Gabe!

Best wishes, Timo

tmoj on August 29, 2011

Thanks, puffer fish belongs to those underwater creatures that are good at camouflage.

Best wishes, Timo

peargrin on August 30, 2011

Wonderful catch! I love seeing the hidden world you share with us! Is this the Japanese delicacy that's so dangerous to eat? Cheers, pear

tmoj on August 30, 2011

Hi Pear,

thanks for the praise! I don't know if this is same species, but belongs to same family anyway.

Best wishes, Timo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 10, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by tmoj
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G11
    • Taken on 2011/08/01 16:32:57
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 6.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired