OL’ BLUE EYES IS BACK

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