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He Left Everything–And Became Our Nature Photographer of the Year
Greg Lecoeur sold his company and left home to dive around the world.
I took this image during the winter months in South Africa, capturing a natural phenomenon known as the sardine run.
Millions of sardines migrate from their natural habitat in Cape Agulhas to the southern part of KwaZulu-Natal, along the Wild Coast of South Africa. The mass formed by the migration of millions of sardines can stretch over several kilometers and be observed from space. It is an event that draws many predators.
In June 2015, I went to Port St. Johns for the first time. I went offshore with a diver and a skipper. I went out every day for two weeks, searching for signs of the migration. Conditions had to be perfect, and there was probably a whole week