17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Explosion of Life

Bohar Snappers spawning in Palau. Over 10.000 fish come together to spawn on an outgoing tide during a full moon. This increases the chances of survival for the fertilized eggs. But while the snappers are targeted by sharks their offspring is fed on by thousands of other fish.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Koror, Palau
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Simon Lorenz