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An Ocean-Guardian on Coral Reef

A Mythological God-Like Figure Spotted while Snorkeling
Publication of Discovery: Dec. 31, 2022
Issue: December, 2022

In this ecotreasures ® magazine issue, we are rendering tribute to nature’s creative ways to surprise by means of optical illusions or by its grandness per se. Therefore, this special issue spotlights seven extraordinary and impactful discoveries we have perceived and that demonstrate the above, describing one per each ecotreasures magazine’s category. Even though we have been astounded by Mother Earth during multiple experiences, we have selected peculiar findings to share for purposes of this recognition. Keep reading to learn about a fabulous optical illusion seen while snorkeling.

Following a sailing trip, we were snorkeling close to Lobos Key (Cayo Lobos) near the eastern side of Puerto Rico. While admiring turquoise waters, corals and small fish, we noticed a rare figure on a coral reef: a shape resembling a sculpture of a masculine face profile. The face side-view seemed to be of a Roman or Greek god! See the picture in this article’s photo gallery and search for the representation of the head’s top, left eye, nose, mouth and long wide beard, suggesting that a Roman or Greek god is guarding the ocean.

Never underestimate nature. Sometimes you may be marveled by common natural resources. Appreciate everything in the underwater world.

tour provider: Spread Eagle II
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where the crew ate: Terruño
photograph by: N. Michelle Rodríguez

Note: This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all details with the pertinent businesses before planning your trip. Please be cautious. The company behind this publication assumes no responsibility for your safety when participating in the activities mentioned in this article. You are responsible for confirming whether you are capable of participating in any of these activities or tours, regardless of the effort level or any other information provided in this website.


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