A 48-year-old Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich captures a beautiful aquatic art portraying Siamese fighting fish (Betta Splendens) in a different way. Against stark contrasts of white and black backgrounds, he creates fantastic photos of these animals using crystalline aquariums, powerful lenses and spectacular lighting. The effect is truly magnificent transforming the fish into magical creatures as though they were hovering in the air instead of water.

After 20 years of working in the commercial field, the artist started the ornamental fish project that was inspired by the memories of his own childhood pet fish. These pieces of art have become a huge success on the Internet, primarily within the gallery of Betta Splends. Although, a greater notoriety came later when the images were introduced in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models as wallpapers.

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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Lynn Noyes
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That must be one fish shown three time. Bettas are Siamese Fighting fish and they will fight any other male in the area. The females do not have the long fins.

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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diane a
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

utterly amazing fish and photography

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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Little letitia
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have an Australian opal ring that looks exactly like this beautiful creature

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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Bluebell Rizzi
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"So, what would you like your wedding dress to look like? " Me: *shows this pic*

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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Miss Cris
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Another fantastic and elegant dragon! I like to imagine it hue! :)

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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diane a
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like a dried leaf falling from a tree

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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Yarn Gypsy (Beth Walker)
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Striking colors and pattern! I've never seen a Betta with this type of pattern.

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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Inna K.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The lighting makes it look like it's made from the most fragile glass in the world! Amazing eye for light.

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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Miss Cris
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a dancer with an amazing dress!!! If I'd see the pic out of context, I'd never guess it was a fish!!!

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The Elegant And Fantastic Poses Of Aquarium Fish Captured By A Thai Photographer

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Monika Soffronow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some of these fishy photos remind me of close-ups of parrot tulips.

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