April 18, 2010

Enormous Sunfish


A friend and I saw a sunfish on tv the other day. She didn't know what the weird looking thing was, so I pulled up a few pictures of them in the wild - like a head with fins. This was one of them. 

Santa Catalina
1910
from reddit

9 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

The sea is full of so many creatures which we could only describe as alien and isn't that just the darndest thing?

honeyluna said...

Wow, I've never heard of a sunfish before. That thing is crazy and so alien, like Mama said.

On another note, did you notice the little man in the picture? Big fish, little man.

downtown guy said...

Mama: a sunfish has got to be the least fish-looking fish I ever saw. It's weirder than a flounder, and that is saying something. Also, they get up to 3000+ pounds. Can you imagine that swimming toward you?

Jess: I did notice him. In fact, he was the detail that pushed me to post up this particular image, just for that contrast.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Jesus, it's huge!

downtown guy said...

That's what she said.

May said...

I... I just... I don't know... I can't...

I will never go swimming at Santa Catalina.

downtown guy said...

3000 pounds of head!

leilalatex said...

Those are some brave or foolish kids. I would not get under that thing. I don't trust that rope.

downtown guy said...

Agreed. That sucker is just too damn big.