Californian photographer and conservationist Octavio Aburto had spent years photographing the school in Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico – and had been trying to capture this exact shot for three years. “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”. (Photos and caption by Octavio Aburto)

The school of fish gather in front of diver David Castro with his camera

This is the hilarious moment a marine photographer managed to capture hundreds of wide-eyed fish apparently posing for a picture

Divers swim beneath the spawning fish

A close-up of the fish

The fish gather together to make a huge ball of fish

The swirling fish swim past diver David Castro with his camera
10 Feb 2014 08:34:00