Bar­racuda tor­nado

Pier Mane, South Africa

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Bar­racuda are a warm-wa­ter species and they’re quite pho­to­genic with their toothy grins and tiger-striped flanks. The prob­lem for an un­der­wa­ter pho­tog­ra­pher is that they sel­dom con­gre­gate in shal­low wa­ter where the light is gen­er­ally best. Pier was lucky to en­counter this spi­ral of sil­very preda­tors at a depth of only 25 m, while scuba-div­ing off Port Su­dan in the Red Sea. His photo was first run­ner-up in the Africa at Sea cat­e­gory.

HOW? Olym­pus E-M1, 8 mm lens, shut­ter speed 1/80 se­cond, aper­ture f7.1, ISO 100, with a strobe.

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