Beneath the jetty


The Lord Howe Island lagoon is enclosed by the world’s southernmost barrier reef. In the shadowy world beneath the Old Settlement Beach jetty unusual species come into close contact. This swirling mass of Striped Catfish with the fiery display of a Common Lionfish was an exciting chance encounter.

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

Nikon D300, 10.5mm lens, Ikelite housing, twin DS160 strobes, 1/80, f8, ISO 400

by Justin Gilligan, New South Wales