Baitfish skillfully use sea turtle as cover

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Scott Belt

Sailfish were circling as the baitfish used the sea turtle as cover. The sailfish successfully attempted on several occasions to slap the baitfish with their bills (with surgical precision) to disorient them and have a quick snack before the turtle dove deep to escape the carnage.

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico


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