The Hunter

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Peter Allinson

Sailfish are one of the ocean’s fastest (70 mph), most agile predators, the chances of getting up and close with sailfish have traditionally been few and far between. However,about 40 miles off the Mexican island Isla Mujeres, photographers can have the opportunity to get right in the action when the predators gather every spring to feast on sardines. I went free diving to keep up with the bait ball of sardines and make getting back in the boat a simpler task. Swimming as fast as I could to keep up with the bait ball and sailfish pack, trying to position myself to get a decent photo.

Location: about 40 miles off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico


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