INQUISITIVE PIGFISH

PORTFOLIO PRIZE

RED PIGFISH BODIANUS UNIMACULATUS

Probably one of New Zealand’s most charismatic fish, the red pigfish provides stark contrast the kelp-covered reefs of the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve. During my visit, this species was high on my shot list, so you can imagine my surprise when this individual took a liking to its reflection in my camera housing dome port.

Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand

Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm, 1/15, f16, ISO64, Ikelite housing & twin DS161 strobes, handheld

by Justin Gilligan, New South Wales