Hairball —

Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Hairball would be the weirdest site on Earth even if all of its strange denizens weren’t decked out in hairy costumes. Ordinarily, filamented ghost pipefish, Ambon scorpionfish, striated frogfish, cockatoo waspfish and seahorses would be the stuff of a photographer’s dream; but at Hairball 1, 2 and 3, these bizarre beings look as if they need a haircut. Nobody knows why the hirsute beasties gather there, or what odd turn of evolution caused them to grow hair — actually filamentous algae that grows on the substrate as well as the animals, enhancing their already awesome camouflage with the black sand — but one thing’s clear: You’ve never seen anything like it, and you might never again. — DE

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