Guess what made this mysterious “crop circle”? A male puffer fish! Apparently, this tiny male puffer fish was getting his swag on and made this entire design all by himself. What a talented little fellow! This picture was taken by Japanese diver and photographer, Yoji Ookata, who observed the courtship of puffer fishes and the process it took just to attract the female puffer fish.
The male puffer fish uses a fin and steadily creates a design of around 6 feet. Making the ridges and curves is the clue in hooking the female puffer fish in. It is believed, the more ridges and hills the “crop circle” has, the chances are greater of the two fishes reproducing and laying their eggs in the middle of the circle.
Nature is so mysterious, yet beautiful in how creatures attract each other. As for me, no need for fancy underwater sand designs. A sweet smile and an adorable laugh will do just fine.
Hope everyone has a nice week!