20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

From behind driftwood in the Hudson River, far from their home, I saw friendly smiling ghost fishes (Aphyonidae is a family of eel-like fishes in the order of Ophidiiformes) peering out at me oblivious of the claws of bark above them or the possibility that they were not really alive but only reflections.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: New York, United States of America
Camera: Pixel 4a
Copyright: © Rhonda Weiss