Photographic image printed on metallic pearl hi gloss paper, 41 x 27.5 cm, limited edition of 10
Canon 550D with Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens in Ikelite Underwater housing and Ikelite 52 and 150 strobes. 1/160 sec, f10, ISO 100.
Note – view above cropped from the original. Click image to view entire canvas
In Richard’s own words –
This shot took me two years and over 100 dives under the same jetty to capture. I had envisioned this image for so long that when the conditions all combined to create in reality what I had only seen in my mind, I was almost too surprised to actually take the photo.
The Weedy Seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus, is endemic to sub-temperate and temperate Australian waters and is listed by the IUCN as a Near Threatened species. This individual showcases not only the beauty and majesty of these unique creatures but also their biologically diverse methods of reproduction in the marine environment.
The female seadragon transfers fertilised eggs to the male, who then incubates them until the fully formed young hatch approximately eight weeks later.
- With certificate of authenticity
- Size quoted is image size
- Fine art reproduction from an original photograph by Richard Wylie, 2012.
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