Striate anglerfish, Antennarius striatus
With an aesthetic combination of both ‘beauty and beast’, this black hairy anglerfish catches human attention as well as prey, with the pink feather-like lure attached to the end of its rod. It carefully watches with the bluest of eyes.
Tweed River, New South Wales–Queensland border
Nikon D810, Nikon 60mm, f/2.8, 1/100, f/22, ISO 320, YS250 PRO with Retra light shaping device (Snoot)by Andy Wingate, Queensland