Sailfish and Sardine Run in the Gulf of Mexico off Isla Mujeres, Mexico
In a few days I will be heading to Mexico to photograph the Sailfish.
This is a challenging photographic situation: the fish are fast, the baitballs in chaos, birds diving at the surface, action all around. It is well worth it to witness this spectacle. The images can be exciting and beautiful capturing a dramatic natural spectacle.
Please enjoy this gallery of my sailfish images from the past years. I look forward to sharing my images from my upcoming trip.
These images were taken with my Canon 5D MKII and MKIII in an underwater housing .
The lenses I used were a EF15mm F2.8 Fisheye and an EF 16-35mm f2.8 . While I found an equal number of good photos taken with both lenses, for this year’s trip I will just take the 16-35mm. I base this decision on the fact that I have to get very close with the fisheye and given the speed of these animals and the choas, it is difficult and if I miss the sweet spot I get distortion of the fish’s body shape.
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