The Stunning Larval Form Of The Rainbow Tripod Fish

Because nature is a trip, this is a video captured by SCUBA instructor Frida Yolotzin of a young rainbow tripod fish in the waters of Cozumel. After maturity, the fish relocates to the abyssal zone of the deep sea at depths of 0.5 – 3 miles, where it will be shrouded in darkness for the rest of its life. It reminds me a lot of myself in that way. Especially if it isn’t nearly as attractive or hopeful as it was when it was young and at the surface.