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Desert Pupfish -  Cyprinodon salinus - at Salt Creek
04-APR-2009

Desert Pupfish - Cyprinodon salinus - at Salt Creek

A 200mm macro lens brought me close to this little fish at the Salt Creek oasis. It's fresh water ancestors began to evolve 10,000 years ago, as Lake Manley began to dry out, shrinking in size and learning to tolerate high concentrations of salt.

Nikon D300
1/350s f/8.0 at 200.0mm iso400 full exif

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sunlightpix16-Apr-2009 17:19
Great shot of a very rare fish!
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