Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 (#WPY54)

This portrait of a mature male Asian sheepshead wrasse (Semicossyphus reticulatus) that I took last year* in Japan will receive recognition (Highly Commended, Animal Portraits category) at the upcoming 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year (#WPY54) awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London on 16 October.

Asian sheepshead wrasse (Semicossyphus reticulatus)
Asian sheepshead wrasse looking for love (License image)

This fish was featured in BBC’s Blue Planet II, so if you haven’t already seen the series, watch the program to learn more.

I unfortunately will not be able to attend the gathering this year. I will be out photographing.

But If you’re in London or planning to visit soon, definitely go see the exhibit, which starts on 17 October!

* Nikon D800, Sigma 15mm fisheye, Nauticam housing, custom Zillion strobes