[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Zoom In

Catfish Hunters

<< Back to Feature Page

View exclusive photographs and get the facts behind the frame.

Zoom In Thumbnail 1
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Zoom In Thumbnail 2
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Zoom In Thumbnail 3
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Zoom In Thumbnail 4
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Zoom In Thumbnail 5
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Catfish Zoom 1

Immersing Himself in His Work
Photograph by Randy Olson

Larry Page—lead scientist for an ichthyological research expedition to Guyana—goes to any length to find specimens. His study of Guyana’s fish, Page says, replicates a landmark survey of the same waters by American ichthyologist Carl Eigenmann in 1908. “In fact,” says Page, “some species have not been observed alive since Eigenmann’s collections.”

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Velvia
Lens: 28mm f2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: N/A

© 2002 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy       Advertising Opportunities       Masthead

National Geographic Magazine Home Contact Us Forums Shop Subscribe