Why Evolution Is True

Tweeted by Carl Zimmer, we have an amazing photo that’s one of the contenders in the 2012 National Geographic photo contest:

Photo and caption by Octavio Aburto

Together with my friend David Castro, we were diving with a large group of Bigeye travellies at Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico. Thousands of fish forming a ball during the reproduction courtship. In the afternoon, these fish congregate to form a large spawning aggregation around the reefs of the National Park.

Location: Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico


The bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus) is a large fish: according to Wikipedia, it can grow up to 1.2 m and weigh 18 kg. It lives in the tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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I am a lawyer in Chicago with interests in pop culture and current politics.
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2 Responses to

  1. Sean Sirkin says:

    Wow. This is an amazing pic!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Renee says:

    Amazing shot.

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