July 12th, 2015

July 12, 2015

Picture of a lionfish underwater in the Red Sea


Photograph by Christian Schlamann

Traveler Photo Contest entrant Christian Schlamann encountered this very friendly and curious lionfish in the Red Sea. Native to the reefs and rocky crevices of the Indo-Pacific, lionfish have found their way to warm ocean habitats worldwide. In the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the voracious predators are considered a destructive invasive species.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest.