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© Craig Bertram Smith
Following in my continued interest in fishes of the Florida coastline, this painting titled "Mangrove Snook" was enjoyable to paint. Like redfish, snook are a very popular angling species. They are an aggressive predator and a striking looking fish, most noticeable for its distinct dark lateral line. In the painting I wanted to emphasize its natural habit of being largely an ambush hunter, commonly found around structures like mangroves as they wait and patrol the margins for unsuspecting prey. In this painting the snook is about to snatch a mangrove snapper.