Aquarium - Ryan Taylor

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Lionfish (Pterois)

Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky

I have to admit, I know next to nothing about fish and aquatic life. It is a subject matter I may explore and study in the future but there are so many birds and land mammals to learn about as well. So much knowledge, so little time.

Loinfish are actually a brown/tan color but the ultraviolet light that casted down on this fishtank transformed their complexion overall. These fish have striking and bold patterns across their elongated pectoral and dorsal fins.

I love the underexposed background that gives the image a minimalist portrait feel. A side profile photo that I managed to capture despite the high grain/noise from the low lighting conditions. It is worth mentioning that no flash photography was allowed inside. You really have to learn to work with the limitations.

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