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Working the Night Shift
Photograph by Randy Olson

With headlamps and flashlights breaking the darkness, team members hunt for nocturnal feeders. “It’s important to collect during the day and night because certain fish come out for only a short time,” says researcher Jonathan Armbruster. Otherwise an accurate count of various species—such as the shovelnose catfish and various types of knifefish—might never come to light.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Provia
Lens: 35 1.4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/4 @ f/1.4
Weather Conditions: Warm
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: Fill strobe

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