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Finding Beauty in the Beast | by laszlo-photo
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Finding Beauty in the Beast

The Stone Scorpionfish rests motionless on the seafloor.

 

Countless skin-flaps and color blotches camouflage its face to the observer.

 

Its venomous spines can inflict painful wounds if a careless passerby should tread on this fish.

 

Still, there is a beauty hidden in the grotesqueness of this animal...

 

...can you see it?

 

Scorpaena mystes, photographed at Machete dive site - Isla Coiba, Panama

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Taken on November 19, 2007