Many thanks to KL Caley for this week’s Write Photo challenge. Find out more here

Seahorse – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a yellow seahorse bobbing along in the water.

I never realised how small sea horses were until I saw them in the oceanarium in Poole.
These tiny creatures are so graceful as they glide through the water, but if you don’t know they’re there, you can easily overlook them.
It is the male that nurtures the eggs to maturity, and after between 9 and 45 days he gives birth to an average of 100 to 1000 live young for most species (thank you WIKI (source)). When the ‘fry’ as they are called are born, they are on their own and it is not unusual for the male to mate again shortly afterwards.
Nature is wonderful. Thanks KL for such a lovely picture this week.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Seahorse

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Gorgeous creatures 😊

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I love Seahorses too Di they are so delicate πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  3. One of my favorite sea creatures! Our human men could learn a lot from the male seahorse! πŸ‘€

  4. murisopsis says:

    They are unique – just wish more males of different species were so involved in nurturing their young!!

  5. Sadje says:

    They are so amazing

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  7. KL Caley says:

    Great post Di. I didn’t realise they had so many young! Thanks for joining in with this week’s #writephoto. Glad this little guy captured your heart. KL ❀

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