Matty Smith (New South Wales)
Now You See Me
Nelson Bay, New South Wales
Striate anglerfish (Antennarius striatus)
Nikon Z7, Nikkor 8–15mm f3.5–4.5 E ED fisheye, 1/200, f/22, ISO 200, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-D3 flashed, Aquatica AD6/7 underwater housing
The striate anglerfish is a master of disguise. They are very poor swimmers, yet highly predatory. They wait motionless for prey. When I found this one, I had the wrong lens to make a captivating portrait of it. I swapped lenses for the next dive, hoping it was still there.
This high-quality digital photograph is presented on 500x700mm, 310gsm, Ilford Galerie ‘Smooth Pearl’ paper, without the watermark copyright.