It can describe a spoon, a fox, or a lining in the clouds. It’s part of our lore and our family histories. But silver isn’t always found in the most obvious places. It might swim by, turn up around a street corner, or appear suddenly with a trick of light.
Here, skin like crinkled aluminum frames the large eye of a tarpon in this macro image. The Atlantic fish, also called the silver king, can reach up to eight feet in length and weigh as much as 350 pounds.
(For more pictures of the amazing colors of our world, buy the National Geographic book Life in Color.)