Surrounded by Jacks | Photograph by Michael Monfore
“On a shallow reef just off the island of Sipadan, in Malaysia’s Sipadan National Park, our dive group encountered a very large school of Trevally Jacks,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Michael Monfore. “At one point, the huge ball of fish surrounded my wife, and the fish parted just enough to get this shot. The experience of being engulfed in a school of fish is magical, and for a moment, transports you to another reality.”
“This image portrays scale, abundance, and the dynamic orchestra of life that is present beneath the waves. I can hear the fish, the diver, and the busy reef through this visual. Deeply evocative capture.” — @natgeo Explorer and Creative Conservationist Asher Jay (@earthheiress).
This photo was submitted to our “We are All Explorers” assignment, curated by @natgeo Explorer Becca Skinner (@beccaskinner). To submit to this and our other current assignment, “Resolution to Travel” curated by @natgeoexpeditions Digital Media Specialist Lindsay Kuczera (@linkuczera), go to the link in our profile.