20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The hunt is on

We were scuba diving off Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur when we came across an enormous school of mackerel. Realising there were sea lions close by we watched the school’s harmonious movements and waited for some action. We did not have to wait for long until a hungry sea lion approached the so-called baitball. The patterns and movements which emerged are truly awesome.

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Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Mexico
Copyright: © Mike Eyett