News | Published:

Fish Photography1

Nature volume 88, pages 316317 (04 January 1912) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

DR. WARD'S book consists really of a fine series of photographs illustrated by a rather inadequate text. Considerable trouble has been taken by the author to represent British marine and fresh-water fishes as they would be seen by a human observer placed in much the same conditions as the fishes themselves. Many, for instance, were taken from an observation chamber built below the surface of water in a shallow pond, and others have been made from fishes living in tanks, lighted in various ways. The author gives a good account of these methods, which may be of assistance to those engaged in original work. The book also includes a number of micro-photographs of eggs and larvae of both fresh-water and marine fishes, and some of these are novel.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/088316a0

Authors

  1. Search for J. J. in:

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing