Beautiful Warriors: Siamese Fighting Fish, Up Close and Personal

Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich was looking to expand his body of work selling through microstock sites. When contemplating new subjects, he found the solution right in front of him in his house: his pet fishes. Using his D800 camera and a 105mm f/2.8 macro lens, he went to work.

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Being a lover of fish from a young age, the Bangkok-based photographer took photos of his Siamese fighting fish, or Bettas as they are more commonly known. With their colorful appearance and fluid motions, he cleaned their tanks and water as best as he could, set up strobes above and shot away. The result is beautiful and give the impression that the fish are floating in midair and not surrounded by water at all. Check out more of Angkatavanich’s work on his site.

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