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Photo Info

Dimensions3502 x 2282
Original file size1.51 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Apr-04 15:38
Date modified20-Dec-15 09:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D1X
Focal length180 mm
Focal length (35mm)270 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/320 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 125
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Day 2 - Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish

Day 2 - Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish

Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis mionectes)
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada

Day 2 of the ‪#‎challengeonnaturephotography‬. Desert Pupfish are small, rare species of fish that live in some of the harshest conditions on earth. They can tolerate waters that are inhospitable to many other organisms due to high salinity, temperature, and pH. Many species of pupfish are threatened or endangered as a result of of desert development (particularly ground water extraction) and the impacts of invasive species. I photographed this Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge just east of Death Valley (where you can also find the Devil's Hole Pupfish, Salt Creek Pupfish, Cottonball Marsh Pupfish, and Saratoga Springs Pupfish).