Fish killed by flash photography – THIS is why flash isn't allowed at aquariums

Fish dies as a result of flash photography
(Image credit: Reddit user 29PiecesOfSilver /)

The seemingly trivial 'no flash photography' rules that we often see at tourist attractions and museums aren't so trivial after all, and should never be ignored or flouted – especially at an aquarium full of adorable aquatic creatures. 

A shocking video has been shared online that depicts multiple flashes being set off at a crowded aquarium, and resulting in the death of a fish that comes hurtling into frame at a sharp speed and hitting the glass at full velocity, resulting in a sea of blood (pardon the pun). 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.