Close up photos of an Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) – My favorite fish

Close up photos of an Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera June 10th 2007. Click image for larger view.

In this picture you can see a close up shot of an Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) that I fished earlier this year. This fish is so tasteful that my mouth waters just by writing this and despite it looks, its my favorite fish to eat πŸ˜‰
The Atlantic halibut is one of the biggest flastfishes on our planet. It can become over 3 meters long and weigh well over 300 kg. The one I caught wasn’t not even close to those sizes and weighed about 4-5 kg. It still gave me quite a fight when I tried to reel it in with my fishing rod.
If you should ever have to luck of getting a big Atlantic halibut you have to be careful when you get it into your boat. I have heard a story about a man that was found dead with the halibuts tail deep inside his breast. They are very powerful!

Check this picture for a view from my fishing boat and this one of my uncle steering the boat to rich fishing grounds. Also follow Photos from Northern Norway on Facebook.


Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Flash used
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

20 thoughts on “Close up photos of an Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) – My favorite fish”

  1. Did you take that picture for the Halibut?
    (With an American accent “Halibut” almost sounds like “Hell-of-it”. I just couldn’t resist the joke. )

  2. I haven’t tasted it yet but I heard the Halibut is one of the most tasty fish in the ocean. I like golden trout and the Atlantic salmon and I hope to dig my fork in one of those halibuts one day.

    Happy Holidays and may you have a halibut dish in your plate this Christmas eve! Cheers!

  3. I’ve never seen a Halibut from quite that angle either, but it doesn’t change how good they taste! Getting to eat fresh Halibut is probably the thing I miss most about Alaska. Take care and keep those amazing photos coming.

  4. I enjoyed your post on your favorite fish. I like so many, it’s hard for me to narrow down my favorites. Two of my favorites are Lake Perch and Codfish. I enjoy fish broiled with butter. Pan fried with butter and sometimes a little coating of flour is delicious too.

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