Ribbon Dancer

WINNER, PORTFOLIO PRIZE

Threadfin pennantfish

Alectis ciliaris

Bushrangers Bay, New South Wales

I found this beautiful juvenile threadfin pennantfish during a night dive at my local site. The unexpected tropical visitor appearing in my dive light was a total surprise. Its body was the size of a 50-cent piece and its long blue fins wove patterns nearly a metre behind it. 

Nikon D810, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 micro, 1/200, f/18, ISO 200, two INON Z240 strobes, Aquatica digital water housing and macro port

by Matty Smith