Fish

When is a fish not a fish? When Lucy Dugan wrote about ‘fish’ she described a dad’s affection for his daughter as ‘the catch of the day’. When Nicole Mickle brought her ‘fish’ into life like bronze relief the expression was just as obscure. So here she is, a little ‘fish’ at the head of […]

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Woodstock

The ocean is filled with monsters. I remember when I could count my years on two hands spending holidays with extended family at a little coastal village called Port Parham. A particular aspect of this shallow coastal location is being able to go out fishing way off the beach wearing nothing but shorts, a jumper […]

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Schoolies

There is always a school or two … or three of Yellowtail Scad (Trachurus novaezelandiae) cruising in and around the pylons under the old Rapid Bay Jetty. Not so common is to find them out on the adjacent seagrass beds. It must schoolies week for Yellowtail Scad. Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Schoolies’, 1/160s f/8 ISO160 15mm

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Enchanted Forest

This forest is like non other. It’s enchanted. Take a stroll though any old forest anywhere else and the birds fly out of reach, the rodents hide out of sight while the larger animals just run away. Take a swim through this forest though and it’s like animal wonderland. Fish fly like birds and butterflies […]

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Opal Eyes

There are many fishes local to a region that you will never find in an aquarium or in the fish markets or even in National Geographic. They are either poisonous, uninteresting, commercially unviable or just plain ugly. The poor Little Scorpionfish (Maxillicosta scabriceps) seems to fall into all categories. Those eyes however are magnificent and […]

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