Photo of the Day

August 7, 2019

Swim School

A school of jacks swim in formation in the waters off Cabo Pulmo, Mexico. "In 1995, the residents petitioned the government to create a marine reserve to protect the area which was being depleted by fishing operations and causing damage to the coral reef, estimated to be 20,000 years old," says Your Shot photographer Samantha Schwann. "Since then, the biomass has seen an increase of nearly 450%, with a return of some species which haven't been seen since the 1980's." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Samantha Schwann, National Geographic Your Shot

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