TIFA 2021 Science / Other

Puffer Fish

  • Prize
    Gold in Science/Other, 1st Place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Arun Mohanraj
  • Technical Info
    Canon 7d Mark Ii , Photo Stacking With Zerene Software
  • Photo Date
    May 2021

Tagifuku niphnobles one of the varieties of puffer fish.Diaphonization is the art of staining the bones and cartilages of animals with special dyes (alcian blue and alizarin red the common ones) and then using enzymes(pepsin) to digest the rest of the tissues so it becomes almost transparent. This was my 7 months pandemic project to ethically source the dead animals and stain then for macro photography. 212 shots stacked as macro.