Ball of silversides...on the roll

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Ellen Cuylaerts

Every year, tarpons, groupers, jacks & divers await the return of the silversides: thousands of little silvery fish, bundling up to make themselves bigger and less vulnerable to be able to grow while hiding in caves and caverns before they head out to the open again. I entered a little side cave and saw this small bundle of fish, moving together as tarpons came closer, trying to escape them, and I saw a beautiful bundle of sunlight entering the cave, it was noon, the rays where magnificent. I looked for a good angle to capture the rays, waited...waited...and got this picture!

Location: Grand cayman, Devil's Grotto, Cayman Islands


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