Tropical flyingfish, 18th century

Tropical flyingfish, 18th century

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tropical two-winged flyingfish (Exocoetus volitans), 18th-century artwork. Watercolour painting by Georg Forster (1754-1794) made during Captain James Cook's second voyage (1772-75). This artwork is part of the collections held at the Natural History Museum, London, UK.

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