September 27, 2022


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Underwater Photos by Steven Kovacs Frame the Shimmering


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August 12, 2022

Grace Ebert

A youthful Ribbonfish off Palm Beach front, Florida. Impression © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs. All illustrations or photos certified

Established from the stark backdrops attainable only in the course of blackwater dives, larval fish turn out to be bizarre, otherworldly specimens with glasslike bodies and translucent fins that billow outward. Their sensitive, continue to-acquiring anatomies are the subjects of Steven Kovacs’s underwater shots, which frame the younger creatures at these precarious levels of lifetime.

Living in Palm Seashore, Kovacs (previously) frequents the waters off the Florida coasts, although he’s also lately explored areas in the vicinity of Kona, Hawaii. Expeditions have brought encounters with both the elusive acanthonus armatu and a form of larval ipnopidae that has not been documented formerly. “Of course, we are constantly hoping to operate throughout a in no way-prior to-seen species like the discoverichthys praecox,” he says. “To be the initial to at any time locate and photograph a species in the wild is an absolute thrill.”

Next on Kovacs’s record are a bushy goosefish larva and a crocodile toothfish species. Dive into an in depth archive of his illustrations or photos on Instagram, and decide up a print from Blue Planet.


Acanthonus armatus off Palm Beach, Florida. Impression © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

Discoverichthys praecox off Kona, Hawaii. Graphic © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

Traveling fish off Palm Seashore, Florida. Image © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

Larval fish off Florida. Image © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

A Caribbean Reef Octopus tending to her eggs off Riviera Beach, Florida. Image © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

Larval flounder off Kona, Hawaii. Impression © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

“Fu Manch” Flyingfish off Kona, Hawaii. Image © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

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