2011 Photo Contest, Nature, Singles, 2nd prize
Photographer

Reinhard Dirscherl

01 February, 2010

Atlantic sailfish drive sardines into a bait ball off the Yucatan coast, Mexico.

About

Reinhard Dirscherl

Born in 1964, German photographer Reinhard Dirscherl has been an integral part of the international photography world as a nature, travel and underwater photographer. In 1989, he...

Background story

Isla Mujeres, Mexico Atlantic sailfish drive sardines into a bait ball off the Yucatan coast, Mexico. Sailfish get their name from the large dorsal fin that stretches almost the entire length of their body and is higher than their bodies are thick. They can swim at speeds of up to 110 kilometers per hour. Their size, speed and spirited fight make sailfish a favorite among big-game fishers.

Photo credit:
for Mare magazine

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/500 s
Focal length
25 mm
F-Stop
f/5.6
ISO
400

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