Kicking BACK: Camouflaged and (Sometimes) Deadly Fish in the Philippines
Me, caught mid-gesticulation underwater…Note how clear the water is.
I ‘m taking a couple of weeks on my annual dive trip to the Philippines to escape the madness of a water-chucking festival in Thailand, where no work can get done for a couple of weeks as people mass-drench each other on the street, usually with dirty water.
I figure if I’m going to get wet, I may as well dive, right? It’s one thing I love to do, so I’ll take any excuse…
I thought I’d post these photos of camouflaged fish which I’ve taken in Puerto Galera, on the island of Mindoro, in the Philippines, to see how many keen-eyed readers can spot on their first viewing of each photo.
Underwater, it is almost impossible to spot many of these fish because you can only see a few colours with the naked eye, and they blend in incredibly well. You can only see them in the photos below because of the flash on my camera. Yet many of these fish are so poisonous they could kill you if you accidentally touch them whilst diving, through massive shock and immediate dive complications.
See the trailer for our new film, M.I.A. A Greater Evil. Set in the jungles of Laos and Vietnam, the film deals with the possible fate of US servicemen left behind after the US pulled out of the Vietnam War.
For POWs left behind in Laos, see also:
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