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Live Wires
Photograph by David Doubilet

Bulldog fish, named for their expansive foreheads, hide among papyrus reeds. The fish emit brief electric discharges from a modified muscle near their tails, possibly exchanging aquatic e-mail with other bulldog fish through electroreceptors that cover their heads.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome 50 Velvia
Lens: 60mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Natural


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