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Wild Thing

Wild Thing
Photograph by David Doubilet

Perpetually pouting with vermilion lips and probing with a hornlike proboscis, the shortnose batfish (Ogcocephalus nasutus) is not known for its grace. Most often it is seen half hopping, half lunging across the seafloor like an awkward amphibian. The “nose” acts as both shovel and fishing lure.



Camera: Nikon F4 with Nexus Housing
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 28mm f/2.8 AFP Nikkor
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Calm
Time of Day: 5 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: 2 YS200 Sea & Sea strobes

Special Equipment or Comments:
I balanced my light with the evening light.


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