Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously featured here) continues to take breathtaking photos of Siamese fighting fish, also known as betta fish. His fascination with their splendid, flowing fins and brilliant coloring is apparent in the extraordinarily detailed portraits he creates. The photos are so perfectly clear and close-up that it’s easy to forget the fish are underwater and not floating in midair.
Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns.
Some information about this bad boy. I snapped this couple weeks ago from my balcony. The sky was crazy intense and I think this one came out quite well. I used my nikon d7000 and 35mm 1.8 nikkor lens. I took 3 different exposures and blended them together in photoshop. Hope you guys like this one as much as I :-)