13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Goliath in bait ball
In the fall, the goliath groupers aggregate off the coast of south Florida. During this aggregation, the small bait fish are attracted to the area. The goliaths often swim through the balls of smaller fish, which creates waves of slivery white. In this photo, the grouper swam through the fish causing the tiny ones to part around him.
© Lisa Kelly.
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||July 25, 2015, 7:02 a.m.