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Wood River
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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sardines in the Sun

Sardines emerge from a coral wall in cobalt waters just a few yards from the shores of Cebu Island in the Philippines. They move in a single undulating cloud of silver that twists, turns, shrinks, expands and wraps itself around any object that gets in its way. At times, it becomes a thundercloud, blocking out the sun or clapping violently as it suddenly flips its formation to evade a predator.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

TAGS: Philippines

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La Loggia, Italy
Member since 2016
Awards
Photo of the Day: 06.18.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Giacomo Marchione.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2015
Total Views: 9703
Total Favorites: 9
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: June 17, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800E
Focal Length: 10.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO400
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