Catching the Sprat

Every year the mackerel come in close to shore chasing the sprat the feed on. Further up the food chain, fishermen around Cork Harbour have a boom time in August feeding on the mackerel.
As the mackerel chase the sprat the sprat desperately jump out of the water with their predators following closely. This results in “breaks” as the water foams and explodes with the annual chase!
This picture was taken last night in Kinsale where a large group of men, women and children were enjoying the fishing and the spectacle.

1/12 sec, f/8.0, 155mm, ISO100, Flash

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