Weedy Scorpionfish, Georgia Aquarium


Is this a face that only a mother could love? Don’t tell that directly to the weedy scorpionfish who has a bit of a venomous bite. Kidding aside, Rhinopias frondosa is spellbinding, even beautiful to look at. It doesn’t swim so much as crawl on its lacy fins. I saw this specimen at the Georgia Aquarium.

Ribbiting Sight


It’s rare to see frogs anymore, so I was surprised to stumble upon this Southern cricket frog on the grounds of the Chattanooga Choo Choo last October.