Death of Fusilier

Dark-banded fusilier

Pterocaesio tile

Its red tail fin is the only visible sign of its struggle as a dark-banded fusilier (Pterocaesio tile) dies, engulfed in the tentacles of a predatory squid. Mirror-smooth, the under surface of the Banda Sea reflects every detail of this life and death, late-night drama.

Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Canon EOS 5DSR, EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM, 1/90, f/8, ISO 100, twin Inon Z240 strobes, Nauticam underwater housing, handheld

by Wade Hughes