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    Shot in Bonaire, this photo of tarpon hunting on a school of scad does not show the real predator lurking outside the shot. The real predator are the fishermen who were allowed to net this beautiful bait ball with the permission of the marine park. The netting practices need to be revised by the marine park and there needs to be more education for locals or pristine moments in the sea like this will not be here in another generation.
    Composition 8
    Lighting 4
    Creativity 3
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    Wow, what a fantastic photo. I love the composition, with the scad school undulating as they swim away from their predators. Great example of abundant prey and predators - makes me want to dive right in!

    Enric Sala
    National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Apr 29, 2015
    Date Uploaded: May 19, 2016
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Focal Length: 15 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/10
    ISO: 800
    Copyright: © Jennifer ONeil
    Categories: Nature, Underwater
    Assignments: Epic, Follow Me, Pristine Seas
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year