Antennarius in Blue
Imagine a fish so dark, so black that it absorbs almost all light shined on it.
That would be this giant frogfish (Antennarius commerson).
It was one of four such fish moving back and forth among several large sponge formations.
I watched several people try to take pictures, but give up in frustration. Black fish, on nearly black sponges in dark, murky water. Not ideal by any means.
In contrast to the lovely pink frogfish depicted in my print Pretty in Pink, this one posed a serious photographic challenge. How does one photograph black against black?
During the surface interval between dives, I came up with a solution—take advantage of the incredible light-absorbing capacity of the fish to create a moody silhouette when the fish lifted off to move to an adjacent sponge.
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