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A Cod for Every Occasion
Photograph by David Doubilet


“It’s called a potato cod, but it seems every fish on the Great Barrier Reef is named this-cod or that-cod,” says photographer David Doubilet. Why? Here’s his theory: “Australia was once an English penal colony, so convicts straight from Newgate Prison saw these incredible fish and said, ‘Wot’s that? It’s a cod!’ Just off the boat from England, what else did they know?”



Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 16mm fish-eye
Speed and F-Stop: 1/15 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: N/A
Time of Day: N/A
Lighting Techniques: 2 strobes





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