Crocodilefish portrait


I took this portrait of a Crocodilefish (Cymbacephalus beauforti) while scuba diving in the waters around Komodo Island in Indonesia, an area renowned for the richness and diversity of its marine life. I took the original photograph in colour, but the black and white conversion really highlights the direct eye contact and intricate patterning of this beautiful fish.

Komodo, Indonesia

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens, 1/200, f22, ISO 200; Hugyfot underwater housing; two Ikelite DS-125 underwater strobes; handheld

by Michael Gallagher, London, United Kingdom