Striking portraits of Siamese fighting fish
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Striking portraits of Siamese fighting fish

Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich has created a stunning series of close-up portraits of Siamese fighting fish. With simple backgrounds and dramatic lighting, the images show off the species' vivid colors and graceful fins. 

Siamese fighting fish, also known as Betta, are a small fish that originates from the rice paddies of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. They have been bred since the 19th century for their colorful appearance and territorial nature. Now days their flowing fins make them a popular aquarium fish.  

See a sample of Angkatavanich's work in our gallery. To see more, visit his 500px site