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Kingfish at Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island by Erik Schlogl

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Kingfish (Seriola lalandi), Ned’s Beach, Lord Howe Island, Australia. Image taken while snorkeling.

Large areas around Lord Howe Island are totally protected from fishing, so there is a proliferation of large fishes – and the fishing is consequently very good in those areas where it is allowed. The fish in this image must have been well over a meter long, one of a resident population of Kingfish at Ned’s Beach (no fishing!), where the fishes are fed regularly and are therefore a lot less shy.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 24 mm, ISO 200 in RAW, f/9 at 1/640 sec, Seacam housing.

501 views as at June 29th, 2011.

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  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 5 years ago

    Looks huge! Is this a common site? – the hunter in me is very curious.

  • Thanks for the comment – I’ve added some information to the image description that’ll hopefully give you a better idea.

    – Erik Schlogl

  • PrincessVicki
    PrincessVickiover 5 years ago

    oh Erik this is gorgeous! Love how you can see the ripples of the water on it’s back!
    Makes a great card!

  • Thanks!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 5 years ago

    Wow what a great site to see whilst snorkelling. Its good to see they have some protected areas. Thanks for the extra info Erik.

  • Noeleen Vivian
    Noeleen Vivianover 5 years ago

    Amazing shot!

  • lanebrain photography
    lanebrain phot...over 5 years ago

    Outstanding shot!! Great Job with this!!

  • DavidIori
    DavidIoriabout 5 years ago

    Stunning capture

  • Kamran Baig
    Kamran Baigabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors Erik .. nice capture.

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 3 years ago

    Instant fave…great shot!!

  • Thanks Brian!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Which your talent composition, bring the wonderful artwork:)..all memo are precious, painful for lesson, pleasure for raise our heart…
    Keep clean environment & save world energy is our responsible…
    Best regards,

  • Thanks Sunny!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    beautiful capture!!!

  • Thanks!

    – Erik Schlogl

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