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