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Galapagos At One Fathom | by gcquinn
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Galapagos At One Fathom

Schools of these sardine-like fish were everywhere, flashing like paparazzi at a fashion shoot. The fish turn on their sides reflecting sunlight upward towards the blue-footed Boobys soaring above, their signal to attack. In effect, they invite their own demise. Strange. I wanted to catch a booby under water, but later read that the attack tended to attract sharks. Still would have liked to have witnessed it. I believe we were just off of Rabida Island when I shot this, the start of an amazing week for us.

 

HERE IS THE SET

 

www.flickr.com/photos/gcquinn/sets/72157627539568995/

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Taken on August 29, 2011