The best things about frogfish

posted on 10th of february, 2017

I think it's safe to say that the long lure frogfish, Antennarius multiocellatus, is not classically beautiful. However, they have loads of character and are, I would argue, so comical in form and behaviour as to make them, well, cute.

Although highly camouflaged ambush predators and very hard to spot, they are often surprisingly brightly coloured and chose oddly contrasting backgrounds on which sit and wait for their prey. They also can't swim very well, as their pectoral and ventral fins are highly modified for walking on the sea bed. All together, these features makes them excellent photographic subjects and I was able to come back over the course of several days to this one; experimenting with a wide range of angles, depth of field and lighting settings.  

Comments (1)

Posted by Physi28 on February 12, 2017
Interesting article and I agree this fishes are very spectacular!

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Published in issue #5 of DIVE magazine

posted on 11th of february, 2017

I love DIVE magazine in its new incarnation, very different to all the other diving magazines out there, more like a photography focused coffee table book. So I was very please to see that they've used one of my silky shark photos on page 9 of the latest edition, albeit cropped and uncredited, to illustrate an article about the listing of these stunning but endangered animals under CITES Appendix II. Very pleased that they've finally been given some protection, very please to see the image published in such an excellent photo journal!  

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Posted by Bradshawj567 on March 19, 2017
Well done! Bravo! Keep up the wonderful work!
Posted by Snookless on February 13, 2017
That is awesome! congrats and great work!
Posted by Lostafichuk on February 11, 2017
Congratulations on the published image!
Your flamingo photos are stunning (as are the underwater images).
Beautiful work!!!

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