Image of the Day: Tiny Fish
Image of the Day: Tiny Fish

Image of the Day: Tiny Fish

This 1-centimenter-long frogfish is one of the many subjects of marine photographer Richard Smith.

Dec 2, 2019
Jef Akst
RICHARD SMITH

Marine biologist and underwater photographer Richard Smith published this image of a tiny frogfish in his new book, The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs. Without the context of a finger, it’s hard to tell how big the fish is. We put the challenge to our Facebook audience, and several readers correctly guessed 1 centimeter.

Jef Akst is managing editor of The Scientist. Email her at jakst@the-scientist.com