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Dye and Live
Photograph by Brian Skerry

In a cloud of greenish ink, a jumbo squid flees from Brian Skerry. If all their dazzling color changes fail to deter a predator, squid use ink as a backup defense that helps them fade from view. Mexican fishermen catch some 100,000 tons (90,000 metric tons) of jumbos a year. Like other squid species that are fished commercially, jumbos are not considered depleted. But as fish stocks crash, the pressure on squid is rising.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 18mm
Speed and F-Stop: f/8
Weather Conditions: Underwater
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Two strobes on half power


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