There’s nothing too coy about koi.
Perhaps because they’re not much more than common carp, and kept mostly for decorative reasons, koi (nishikigoi) are less than coy, always preening, jostling and showing off. They seem to be fighting for space, attention, air, food—massed in their constant motion, always on the move. It must be in their nature: captive creatures whose existence depends on their looks learn to show them off.
Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.—ECKHART TOLLE, Stillness Speaks
You’ll find more scenes from the wild in my Naturescapes.