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Wordless Wednesday: Two against a school


James said…
That's a cool picture. I wonder where it is?
Kathy said…
Hazel that is a cool picture! what kind of fish are those?
Dora said…
What fishes are they?
Momstart said…
That I love, the caption is perfect
Anya said…
Hi Hazel

Tonight warm fish on the menu ;)
Go fast catching fish
otherwise they swim away....
Hazel said…
To James, it's in Namtok Pleu National Park in Chantaburi, Thailand

To Kathy and Dora, they're called catfish

To Momstart, thanks

To Anya, leave some for me! :-)
jams o donnell said…
Wow Catfish? What a wonderful shot!
Black Cat said…
What a delightful photo. You just have to love those catfish. They look like mini sharks, yet they are so friendly! Please don't eat them anybody! :) xxx
Sukhmandir Kaur said…
I thought they looked like catfish. Wow there are SO many of them! How very cool!
The Bumbles said…
I would have called it "School's Out!" They are braver than I to be swarmed by that many.
Indrani said…
Great capture! :)
Hazel said…
To jams o donnell, yeah and they're very tame :-)

To Black Cat, I remember your story about your friend's catfish ... . It's a wonderful feeling to be near them because they're so friendly

To Sukhmandir Kaur, you're right, they're catfish; and there's a battalion of them in the park

To The Bumbles, that's a good caption too :-)

To Indrani, thanks; that's lovely coming from you :)

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