Alex Mustard - Barracuda 6

Alex Mustard - Barracuda 6

This school of barracuda was moving down the reef below me, when they started to head out into open water, where they started to circle, presumably for protection. Despite being predators themselves, there is always a bigger fish. I snapped this frame as they were mid-transition from being a linear school to a circular one, freezing the moment where they took on the shape of the number 6!

I took this photo as Ras Mohammed in Egypt. The barracuda are often shy and when they spot divers they regularly head for deeper waters. They also are much more likely to appear when a strong current is running. You have to be careful not to get stuck in your viewfinder and suddenly find yourself at potentially dangerous depths.

Location: Ras Mohammed, Egypt

Posted on 28.07.2013
Photo info - 11.07.2013: NIKON D4, 16 mm, ISO 400, f 10, 1/100 sec
Tags: alex Mustard blackfin barracuda coral reef Egypt Red Sea Sphyraena qenie underwater wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Barracuda 6

Alex Mustard - Barracuda 6

This school of barracuda was moving down the reef below me, when they started to head out into open water, where they started to circle, presumably for protection. Despite being predators themselves, there is always a bigger fish. I snapped this frame as they were mid-transition from being a linear school to a circular one, freezing the moment where they took on the shape of the number 6!

I took this photo as Ras Mohammed in Egypt. The barracuda are often shy and when they spot divers they regularly head for deeper waters. They also are much more likely to appear when a strong current is running. You have to be careful not to get stuck in your viewfinder and suddenly find yourself at potentially dangerous depths.

Location: Ras Mohammed, Egypt

Posted on 28.07.2013
Photo info - 11.07.2013: NIKON D4, 16 mm, ISO 400, f 10, 1/100 sec
Tags: alex Mustard blackfin barracuda coral reef Egypt Red Sea Sphyraena qenie underwater wildlife photography