Fish tails – Eastern Pomfreds


Eastern Pomfreds (Schuettea scalaripinnis) are a common schooling fish along the shallower northern New South Wales coast. Their bright-coloured tails are almost mesmerising to look at, as the colour patterns they display change back and forth from uniform to disarray.

Boulder Wall, South Solitary Island, New South Wales

Nikon D200, Sigma 17–70mm F2.8–4 DC macro OS HSM lens at 60mm, 1/15, f16, ISO 250; Seacam alloy housing with coated-glass Superdome port; twin Ikelite sub-strobes 200; handheld

by Mark Spencer, New South Wales