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The Batfish (pictured) is an elegant tropical fish found in the most pristine coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific region. Michael Patrick O'Neill photographed this specimen in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea.

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Also from last night: One of the coolest things I've ever seen, a very young Margined Flying Fish (2-3 TL) near the surface of the ocean towards the end of our six mile drift over 500 ft. of water offshore Palm Beach and Singer Island, Florida. Copyright Michael Patrick O'Neill / www.mpostock.com #nikon #nikonnofilter #gulfstream #pelagic #flyingfish #fisheye #natgeo #natgeocreative #pristineseas @discoverocean @oceanlifemag @ocean_magazine #palmbeach #florida Insane #blackwater dive last night. Here's a larval lion fish, about the size of a quarter. Copyright Michael Patrick O'Neill / www.mpostock.com #nikon #nikonnofilter #gulfstream #pelagic #lionfish #fisheye #natgeo #natgeocreative #pristineseas @discoverocean @oceanlifemag @ocean_magazine #florida #palmbeach Efforts underway in this year’s CITES Conference happening now in South Africa to protect Silky Sharks (pictured), one of the most targeted species in the unsustainable shark fin trade. Present worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, the Silky is at home in the open ocean and visits the east coast of Florida during the summer. Like many pelagic sharks, Silkies are slow-growing and have small litters, making them vulnerable to over fishing. They are absolutely gorgeous animals and a delight to photograph. ©Michael Patrick O’Neill / www.mpostock.com #NikonNoFilter #fisheye #palmbeach #Florida #pelagic #SilkyShark #CITES #pristineseas #Silky #scubapro #natgeo @DiscoverSharks @DiscoverOcean The bounty of the sea: A massive school of mullet, resembling an oil slick, makes its way south along the beach in northern Palm Beach County, FL. A key component of storytelling, whether with words or photographs, involves setting the stage so the audience can visualize where the narrative unfolds, which makes this photo so important for my new book. This image shows one of the places I’ve been spending so much time recently to fill in the blanks in my “mullet project” - two years in the making already. I’m also happy to report that after a few slow days, the action is picking up. ©Michael Patrick O’Neill / www.mpostock.com #aerialphotography #palmbeach #Florida #fisheye #beachlife #mulletrun2016 #sealife #pristineseas #drone #dji #phantom3professional #fromwhereIdrone #dronenerds #p3p One more of the little Sail. © Michael Patrick O’Neill / www.mpostock.com #NikonNoFilter #NikonPhotography #Nikon @DiscoverOcean #fisheye #blackwater #sailfish #gamefish #sportfish #Florida #PalmBeach #GulfStream Humble beginnings for one of the world’s most popular gamefish and one of the fastest creatures in the sea: A Baby Sailfish, barely two inches long, rests flush to the ocean’s surface during last night’s magical dive with blackwater experts @thelivingsea, Walkers Dive Charters and Pura Vida Dive Charters. To give you a sense of perspective, the little sail, on its side, is about the size of a penny. © Michael Patrick O’Neill / www.mpostock.com #NikonNoFilter #NikonPhotography #Nikon @DiscoverOcean #fisheye #blackwater #sailfish #gamefish #sportfish #Florida #PalmBeach #GulfStream

2002 Teira Batfish (Platax teira) and sea fan

 

Welcome! Established in 2002, Batfish Books publishes premium quality, non-fiction educational books designed to encourage school children of all ages to read, write and become involved in science and conservation.

Our titles contain fun, educational text and breathtaking, award-winning photographs of charismatic marine animals that capture the interest of children and make learning fun.

They excel in an extremely competitive market and are loved by parents, teachers, library media specialists, reading coaches, and most importantly, kids.

Batfish Books’ seven titles (Fishy Friends, Let’s Explore Coral Reefs, Let’s Explore Sea Turtles, Let’s Explore Sharks, Ocean Magic, Shark Encounters and Wild Waters Photo Journal) are distributed nationally in the educational system and are in thousands of schools and classrooms, libraries and media centers.

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