A coelacanth poses for its portrait in South Africa's Sodwana Bay. Coelacanths live as deep as 2,300 feet (700 meters) below the sea surface, and can reach 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length. Often referred to as a "living fossil," the coelacanth looks remarkably similar to its fossil relatives from 300 million years ago.

"Not only is the coelacanth one of the world’s oldest fish species, but the individual fish may also be long-lived. A new study suggests the ancient fish can live up to a hundred years and even longer." It looks at me and says, "I ain't gonna eatcha.

Underwater in Sodwana Bay, 7 mile reef! Astonishing!!

Underwater in Sodwana Bay, 7 mile reef!

Chromodoris hamiltoni from Sodwana Bay, South Africa

A picture of nudibranch, Chromodoris hamiltoni, from Sodwana Bay, South Africa taken by photographer Guido Zsilavecz

Sodwana Bay

Sodwana Bay, one of my fav beaches

Can't beat the beauty and amazing diving of Sodwana Bay. Sodwana Bay Photo Gallery

Can't beat the beauty and amazing diving of Sodwana Bay.

Fabulous viz (visibility) on a reef at Sodwana Bay, South Africa

Fabulous viz (visibility) on a reef at Sodwana Bay, South Africa

Whaleshark pics taken in Sodwana

a whale shark approaches my camera head on having passed another diver. taken in Sodwana Bay Kwazulu Natal South Africa Feb 2007

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