Face 2 Face

Just imagine being two inches tall, opening your eyes, turning on your torch and coming face to face with … Assuming you are still with me you’d quickly become entranced by those amazing blue-green opalesque eyes and what at first seemed ugly becomes beautiful. You can spot a gurnard perch from quite a distance at […]

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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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Photogenic

Always willing to pose for an image is Edithburgh’s Gurnard Pearch. When nothing else seems to want to stay in the frame; when the hunt for a prettier subject is failing; when the surge is making midwater images impossible; there is always a gurnard perch, or three sitting on the sand patiently waiting for their […]

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