FEELING THANKFUL I AM NOT A SCALED SARDINE

School of Scaled Sardines in a baitball to avoid host of predators in the Gulf of Mexico.

School of Scaled Sardines squeeze into a baitball to avoid a host of predators below them in the Gulf of Mexico.

Had another great day of fishing/diving with my cousins this past weekend.  At one point we spotted this baitball about 17 miles offshore.  At first Tim and I were excited to jump in and photograph the scene until we noticed the dozen or so blacktips voraciously feeding alongside all the spanish mackerel.  After watching the entire school of sardines being eaten in less than 5 minutes I can imagine very few lots in life that would be worse than that of a scaled sardine in the Gulf of Mexico.  It was all over before I fully realized who all the key players were in this circus.

Below are a few images from the day (as always, should you run into issues with the slideshow below, click here for thumbnails).  Hope you enjoy.  Jimmy


FEELING THANKFUL I’M NOT A SCALED SARDINE – Images by James White

7 Responses to “FEELING THANKFUL I AM NOT A SCALED SARDINE”

  1. Tammy Andie says:

    That beautiful ocean water looks so cool and refreshing! Close to 100 degrees here. Great shots Jimmy.

  2. Lee Slater says:

    Besides that minor detail, beautiful pictures!

  3. Lee Slater says:

    Poor little guys! My nightmare way to go…..

  4. James Smith says:

    These are awesome!