Think fish are boring pets? Think again.
Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich is focusing his artistic lens on fancy fish breeds. Set against solid backgrounds, Angkatavanich's close-up portraits of his scaly subjects are changing the way the world sees pet fish.
Angkatavanich's subjects include various species of goldfish, from the bumpy-skinned Oranda, to the bizarre bubble eye, and betta fish, one of the photographer's favorites.
When it comes to fish art, Angkatavanich is especially fond of bettas because of their unique, fishy swagger and aesthetic appeal.
"I like betta fish because they have their own personality and character...I like the way the fins move- it's just like a woman's dress," he told Popular Photography in a 2014 interview.
Whimsical and surreal, this fish art is evidence that some of the world's most common house pets are anything but mundane.
Next time you peer into a fish bowl, just think-- you could be looking at the next Cindy Crawford. Well, the scaled, finned version.
All photos by Visarute Angkatavanich