Introducing ‘Damsel in Distress’

Written by: Brooke Miles



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Damselfish are a really cool and fun species of tiny fish!

Also called Sergeant Major fish, these little scaly friends grow to only 9inches and are found in reef systems all around the world. But for many, they call the Great Barrier Reef home. 

I have to admit I do love swimming with these little guys! They seemingly love to be around humans and don't mind getting close to us.

Or they could be acting territorial, either way they're a bit of fun and completely harmless. 

Plus, I'm pretty sure they see their reflection in the dome port of my underwater camera and this increases their inquisitiveness. They literally come up and ‘kiss’ me! 


I named this print ‘Damsel in Distress’ because whenever I swim or dive with Damsel's around, they surround me and dart around quickly in circles! It’s like they’re on a mission or in distress! (But of course I hope not) 

This image made me feel like they were perfectly, yet imperfectly, aligned to the lens. Like they knew it was their turn to show off. Like they were really posing for the camera!

I hope you like this one too :) 


The Finer Details

Piece name: Damsel in Distress 

Limited Edition Print: YES 

Medium and size of piece in image: 

Only 200 prints are available. 20x30 Fine Art Paper and 60x30in Framed Boxed Canvas

Subject Matter: School of Damselfish on the Great Barrier Reef 

Location of shot:  Hardy Reef, Great Barrier Reef Whitsundays Australia 

Equipment Used: Canon 5DMIV + 16-35mm L series lens + Ikelite Housing + Ikelite Strobe 

Depth/Height: approx. 10metres ‘Below’! Scuba Diving  

Shop This Print

If you agree that Damselfish are cute and their presence can instantly light up your home, then you can purchase the print here.

That's all for now.

I hope you enjoyed viewing these prints as much as we have.

If you need any help choosing the right image for your space please don't hesitate to reach out on the contact page.

See you next month for another news feature.

Thanks for reading and cheers from The Whitsundays 🌞

Brooke x