Culture Art & Media Photo: Demure Seahorse Plays Coy in the Coral By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 John Turnbull / flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from the waters off Sydney, Australia. The family to which seahorses belong, Syngnathidae, also includes seadragons, pipefishes, and pipehorses – what a wonderfully curious collection of creatures. There are at least 200 species in the family, and around 35 of those are seahorses. The sweet little pony here, photographed by John Turnbull, is called a White's Seahorse (Hippocampus whitei). They are endemic to Australia, and they are as charming as ever. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.