Objects

Setup for photographing flying fish in Catalina CA - 1947

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: negative
Maker: Place made: United States, California, Santa Catalina Island
Date made: 1947
Materials: synthetic

Harold Edgerton and his associate Frank Wyle worked near Catalina Island, California to capture high-speed photogrpahs of flying fish. "Weather conditions had to be perfectly calm and the fish were elusive. To take off, a flying fish achieves speed with rapid movements of his tail fin. The fish glides but does not actually fly." See "Stopping Time" (1987), p. 64. (CC)


HEE-NC-47133

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