Alien 2




Alien #2  Looking like an elitist villain from a James Bond movie, this larval-stage moonfish (Lampris guttatus) is staring with a suspicious side-eye. Also known as Opah, the moonfish is extremely rare (even unknown) to most scuba divers, as they generally stick to deeper waters in the 100-350m range. But like many deep water fish in the Aliens Collection, larval-stage moonfish will often rise to shallower depths at night to feed. There, they are sometimes attracted to the lights from my downline and camera. Unlike many of the creatures I encounter who are repulsed by my lights, moonfish actually tend to rush towards the light, and continually crash into me and my camera, so once they seem a bit disoriented, I always turn my lights off, and swim away. Photographing a larval moonfish can be very tricky, as they are like shooting little swimming mirrors, and they reflect back almost all of the light thrown out by my underwater flash. Adults can be quite large, reaching well over 100kg, and they get a beautiful red & bronze tone with white polka dots. But this larval moonfish has a long way to go, as it is only about 3.5cm long. Shot off West Palm Beach, FL, USA


For printing, we offer the Aliens as squares on either aluminum or canvas, but they are customizable into other shapes if your design plan requires it. You can purchase this luxury wall art online in standard sizes, but if you’d like to discuss a custom crop or size, please contact one of our design consultants at the art gallery.  Perhaps our most popular arrangement for Aliens is a grouping of three of our 15″ x 15″ aluminums, but I encourage you to discuss the size & shape of your project’s wall, and one of our design consultants will help you develop an amazing contemporary art installation that blurs the lines between natural beauty and scientific fascination.  Alien 2 is available up to a maximum size of 96″.