One frustrating aspect of point-and-shoot cameras is the sheer ugliness of the on-camera flash. One can circumvent this problem by building an external rig with various lamps or reflectors, but often it is simply easier to keep an eye out for scenes with naturally dramatic light. Here, a fish swims in a sun-soaked display tank inside the Bodega Marine Laboratory in California.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Alex Wild is Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books and media outlets.