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    Each summer Silversides (Dwarf Herring) mass to spawn inside reef tunnels in the Cayman Islands. The Eden Rock and Devil's Grotto tunnels are shallow sites with easy access and are thus famous for this spectacular demonstration of nature's bounty. Stop moving and breath shallow to see what really goes on when we aren't there. Sadly, this site is in grave peril of being spoiled in silt from plans to dredge a 15 acre pit for cruise berthing, immediately adjacent to this reef.
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    What a great shot of predators and prey in action. Perfect lighting of the tarpon (it's difficult not to overexpose their silvery scales), and balance with the ambient light. Great composition

    Enric Sala
    National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
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    Date Taken: Aug 9, 2013
    Date Uploaded: May 23, 2016
    Location: George Town, None, Cayman Islands
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3
    Focal Length: 16 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec
    Aperture: f/20
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Courtney Platt
    Categories: Animals, Nature, Underwater
    Assignments: Pristine Seas