Spot the flounder!

Reader Jeffrey Lewis sent some underwater photos from the Caribbean island of Bonaire. I’ll post them later, but am including one as a “spot the” picture. Can you spot the Peacock Flounder (Bothus lunatus)? Answer at noon Chicago time; I’d rate this one as “not too hard”. Click to make bigger and note: DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS, for readers there will tell you where the fish is.

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17 Comments

  1. Woof
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    5 p’clock to the big sponge.
    (I think that’s a sponge.)

    • Newish Gnu
      Posted December 4, 2016 at 8:56 am | Permalink

      I thought it was a brain coral but I’m way out of my depth here.

      • George
        Posted December 4, 2016 at 9:53 am | Permalink

        It is a brain coral. I have similar pictures from Bonaire and other places. One of these days, I will send them to Jerry. Have to scan them first.

      • Posted December 4, 2016 at 10:07 am | Permalink

        I got that. 😀

  2. ratabago
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Didn’t need to bigliefy this one. Easy to spot in a photo, when I know it is there. In real life though I would probably have missed it.

    • Peter N
      Posted December 4, 2016 at 9:24 am | Permalink

      It’s worth bigliefying anyway, just to appreciate all the little details, like the tiny fish!

      • Diane G.
        Posted December 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for the recommendation–I saw the urchin, too.

  3. rickflick
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I see it! I see it! Finally got one of these “find the” thingys.

    What I love about flounders is their ability to perform color changes to blend in with their background.

    Here’s a flounder filmed during some changes. The best change is toward the end (1:10).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOembW28AGw

    • Mark Sturtevant
      Posted December 4, 2016 at 8:39 am | Permalink

      That was pretty cool!

    • Posted December 4, 2016 at 9:27 am | Permalink

      Thanks. I needed to see that video to help me find this one. We colorblind aren’t good at this kind of thing, or at least this colorblind guy, anyway.

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 4, 2016 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      Very cool! 🙂

  4. Cheryl
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    I love these not just for find the animal/insect/fish. Enlarging the photo and seeing the detail of everything is so fascinating.

    Yeah, I spotted it right away. Not telling.

  5. GBJames
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Pretty easy this time.

  6. Posted December 4, 2016 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Fooled every time.

  7. ploubere
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Spotted. Well hidden though.

  8. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Only with enlarged photo. Its fins give it away. (The ‘uman eye seems to be particularly sensitive to repeated patterns or rows)

    cr

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 4, 2016 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

      For me, it was the eyes; no enlargement necessary.

      Helps to already know what flounder eyes look like.


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