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a black trevally and a school of sardines
February 15, 2013

Black Trevally and Sardines

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A black trevally letting the sardines get used to it before attacking them unexpectedly

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? While I typically associate underwater photography with vivid colors, I have come to really appreciate scenes done in black and white. The contrast allows me to focus on the arc of the silvery sardines as the black trevally closes in. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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Photograph by Nadya Kulagina, My Shot

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