Five Photos- Five Stories- Lionfish

On our recent vacation at Keywest in Florida we had plans to go for snorkeling. As per our earlier research we knew John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo was one of the best places for this activity. The coral reef at that park are among the most beautiful and diverse of all living communities. We reached the park and realized that due to the rough weather and high tides in the sea they had cancelled all their snorkeling tours for that day. A little disappointed we went inside the visitor center.

The visitor center had lots of information about the coral reefs ecosystem. It also featured a 30,000 gallon saltwater aquarium and other natural history exhibits interpreting the park’s unique marine environment. I found this Red Lionfish intriguing and tried to capture its moves. This is a venomous, coral reef fish and on an average lives for about 10 years.
We could not do snorkeling that day but instead we went for a glass bottom boat tour and saw beautiful corals.

My thank you to Priceless Joy for nominating me to this special Five Photos Five Stories challenge. I am to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story, either fiction or non-fiction, or a short paragraph, to the photo each day. Next I am to select one person (each day), to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely upto the person nominated, and is not mandatory.

Today I would like to nominate author of the blog, Vancouver Visions to participate in this challenge.

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