Alex Mustard - Lurking Wolffish
A Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) lurks in the shadow of a rugged volcanic cleft in Iceland.These creatures reach up to 1.5 m long and as thick as a man’s thigh. They were once common across much of the North Atlantic, but numbers declined steeply as bottom trawlers dragged their nets ever more widely during the 19th and 20th centuries. Their white, flaky flesh was considered a good substitute for cod, while their tough, highly patterned skins were tanned into leather for belts and purses.
Caption taken from Secrets Of The Seas by Alex Mustard and Callum Roberts.
Location: Eyjafordur, Akureryi, Iceland