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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mackerel, Menhaden, Madness

This photo depicts the struggle between predator and prey so well. Here, a school of mackerel feeds voraciously on hordes of juvenile menhaden, forcing them up against the beach and trapping them against the receding tide.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Orleans, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Peter Pasterczyk