Betta fish are simultaneously terrifying and beautiful. This duality comes through visually as many of these strange fish look like New York mobsters wearing elegant dresses. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich has captured this conflicting natural aesthetic on film and gives a fresh perspective to the amazing animals.
This style of photography is perfect for highlighting each amazing detail of the Siamese fighting fish. The black background shows through the translucent fins to describe form and density as the model looks teasingly away from the camera. Their beautiful weirdness is mesmerizing and I can’t seem to stop scrolling through images of these unique creatures!