FISH OUTTA WATER

FLYING FISH, FAMILY: EXOCOETIDAE

Flying fish don’t actually fly, but glide above the surface of the water using updrafts for lift and their tail for propulsion. Often while sailing through the tropics these fish are disturbed by the boat, causing them to glide along the surface and scuttle off to safety.

Timor Sea

Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100-400mm, 1/640, f/7.1, ISO 250 

by Brad Siviour, South Australia