A selection of Anthony’s photos of the pelagic species Halobates sericeus. For more information please feel free to contact Anthony.


Halobates is a genus of marine insects also known as ‘sea skaters’ that are found mostly in coastal areas, but several species are truly pelagic, meaning that they spend their entire lives on the open ocean. This is unique for an insect. These remarkable insects are seldom seen and very rarely photographed. Anthony had the pleasure and honour of working with the world expert on Halobates, Dr Lanna Cheng, catching a photographing specimens during a sailing voyage across the Pacific Ocean. These images represent some of the only high-quality photographs of living, pelagic Halobates.


Anthony regularly licenses his images for publication. Please feel free to contact him to request the use of his images, providing the type of use (magazine, book, digital etc.) and the reproduction size (full-page, half-page etc.) and he will be happy to provide a quote.