There he was dancing ballet, moving gracefully through the water. It was perfect. It was breathtaking.
The more I zoomed in the more it amazed me. It was paper thin and more delicate than a rose petal.
I’ve always been intrigued by seahorses, what fascinates me the most about them is that it’s the male that carries the eggs. To be pregnant is something beautiful that while challenging men don’t get to experience.
“Before breeding, seahorses may court for several days. Scientists believe the courtship behavior synchronizes the animals’ movements as well as reproductive state so that the male can receive the eggs when the female is ready to deposit them. During this time they may change color, swim side by side holding tails or grip the same strand of sea grass with their tails and wheel around in unison in what is known as a “pre-dawn dance”. They eventually engage in a “true courtship dance” lasting about 8 hours.” via Wikipedia
They say that the sea is as near as we come to another world and I have a few diver friends who can attest to that. I have never tried diving, I am afraid of feeling claustrophobic. But once you see scenes like these behind a glass all you can do is wonder how it would be to be part of this world at least for just a moment.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California claims to be your window to the wonders of the ocean and after my last visit there this past weekend I have to agree. It is a place definitely worth visiting.
Moraleja: There is more than one world out there.