The Gold Rush

Sometimes it's the simple things that can keep you happy. I will admit right off that I like shiny objects and pretty colors. That puts these fish, called "golden sweepers" right up there at the top of my list. I look for them every time I find myself in the waters of Indonesia (well I don't just find myself there, I go there deliberately). During the day they're usually hanging out under corals or rocks, trying to stay safe and alive. But it's really the way they school and move that I like. They stay in pretty tight formations for protection and they often move really quickly in unison. When the schools are big enough like some pictured here it can be like little golden trains swooping through the reefs. These are few moments from my recent trip.