An Angler's Extraordinary Fish Portraits

Close-ups of 90 fish caught around the world

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In the 90 images that comprise this gallery, you'll find 88 different species up close and personal, species I've photographed all over the world. Many will certainly be familiar, while others — such as the absyssal gulper shark, the impossibly blue maomao from New Zealand or the (deceptively) fearsome-looking wolf herring — will be quite alien. But I find all of them appealing or compelling in their own right and hope you will as well. PHOTO: Bigeye
Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana
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King MackerelKey West, Florida

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Blue maomaoBay of Plenty, New Zealand

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MahiBritish Virgin Islands

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WolffishTromsø, Norway

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Mako sharkBay of Plenty, New Zealand

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Flowery cod (brownmarbled grouper)Lizard Island, Australia

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HoundfishNew Caledonia

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BarrelfishGulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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Tiger rockfishPrince William Sound, Alaska

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CobiaGulf of Mexico, northwest of Florida Keys

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Coral troutGreat Barrier Reef, Australia

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EmperorGreat Barrier Reef, Australia

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Golden tilefishGulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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Golden-spotted trevallyWestern Australia

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Gray (mangrove) snapperGulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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Longtail bassGulf of Mexico, Alabama

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Pacific sailfishIztapa, Guatemala

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Pacific tarponDoughboy River, Australia

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ScombropsBimini, Bahamas

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SpearfishThree Kings, New Zealand

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Speckled hindGulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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TripletailPort Canaveral, Florida

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White sturgeonOregon

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Cero mackerelGulf of Mexico, Florida Keys

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Yellow jackKey West, Florida

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Cubera snapperPiñas Bay, Panama

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Fortune jackCoiba Island, Panama

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Golden trevallyCoiba Island, Panama

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Gulper sharkBimini, the Bahamas

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Longtail tunaGulf of Carpenteria, northern Australia

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Mutton snapperDry Tortugas, Florida

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Narrowbarred Spanish mackerelShark Bay, Western Australia

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NeedlefishGulf of Mexico, Florida

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OilfishGulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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Pacific sailfishKuala Rompin, Malaysia

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Talang queenfishCape York Peninsula, Australia

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Kelp greenling (female)Vancouver Island, BC

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Pacific snookGolfito, Costa Rica

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Queen snapperBimini, the Bahamas

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Lemon sharkFlorida Bay, Florida

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LingcodSeward, Alaska

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Rainbow runnerPapagayo, northern Costa Rica

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Yellowfin tunaRevillagigedos Islands, Mexico

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Wolf herringNew Caledonia

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SwordfishDestin, Florida

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Striped bassManhattan, New York

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Spotted seatroutMississippi Sound, Mississippi

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Snowy grouperGulf of Mexico, Alabama

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Skipjack tuna Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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Shark mackerel Northern Australia

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Scamp grouperKey West, Florida

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Roosterfish Osa Peninsuala, southern Costa Rica

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Red snapperGulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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Red drumOrange Beach, Alabama

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Polkadot codGreat Barrier Reef, Australia

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Pacific searcherPrince William Sound, Alaska

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Pacific red snapperSouthern Costa Rica

Pacific red snapper - southern Costa Rica
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Pacific halibutMontague Island, Alaska

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Maori wrasseGreat Barrier Reef, Australia

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Leather bass (grouper)Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico

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Lane snapperKey West, Florida

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King mackerelKey West, Florida

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Fwc Approves Barracuda Conservation Measures for South Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its Sept. 3 meeting in Fort Lauderdale approved new recreational and commercial bag limits for barracuda for waters off south Florida. The changes will apply in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only, and will include a: Recreational and commercial daily bag limit of two fish per person and Recreational and commercial daily vessel limit of six fish per vessel. These new limits will be effective Nov. 1, 2015. Stakeholders in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys have voiced concerns about declining barracuda numbers observed when fishing and diving. FWC staff gathered public input from concerned stakeholders at workshops conducted earlier this year. The FWC is responding to these concerns by creating bag limits to prevent further declines and conserve barracuda in the region. The original proposal also included barracuda size limits, however the FWC wants to gather more input from stakeholders before creating additional limits. FWC staff will conduct another series of workshops in south Florida to gather more public input before considering any additional management measures.Doug Olander
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Giant trevallyGreat Barrier Reef, Australia

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Gag grouperGulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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Gafftopsail pompanoIslas Las Perlas, Panama

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FlyingfishGulf of Mexico, Alabama

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CuskSoroya, Norway

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Colorado snapperGolfo de Chirqui, Panama

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Coho salmonElfin Cove, Alaska

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Coalfish (pollock)Soroya, Norway

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Chinook salmonSitka, Alaska

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Chinaman FishCape York Peninsula, northern Australia

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Broomtail GrouperGolfo de Chiriqui, Panama

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Bocaccio rockfishBritish Columbia

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Bluespotted cod (grouper)Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Blackfin tunaKey West

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Black jackRevillagigedos Island, Mexico

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Black grouperIslamorada, Florida

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Black-tipped cod (grouper)Shark Bay, Western Australia

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Barred pargoIsles Las Perlas, Panama

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Atlantic halibutTromsø, Norway

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Atlantic codSoroya, Norway

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Atlantic bonitoGulf of Mexico off Lousiana

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AmberjackGulf of Mexico, Louisiana

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HawkfishPapagayo, northern Costa Rica

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Bonnethead sharkCharleston, South Carolina

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TarponRio Colorado, Costa Rica

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BonefishIslamorada, Florida

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