This year's Sardine Run was incredibly slow - sardines failed to show up, and not many bait ball opportunities were available. Action was limited to small pockets of red eye and anchovies on the surface being torn apart in matter of minutes by big packs of hungry sharks. This presented some interesting photo opportunities, though.
In addition to that we had some incredible time with humpback whales and several mola mola encounters were reported by different groups.
This year required a lot of swimming around in attempt to locate fast moving balls, and I did almost all photos without strobes attached - I used no strobes setup first time in 4 seasons !
Below are some of the fresh images from Wild Coast taken in first half of July. All taken with Nikon D300 + Nikon 10.5mm lens. All images are not cropped and editing is limited to slight contrast/tone enhancements.
I will post more as I process them, meanwhile I hope more people will post their accounts and pictures from this incredible annual event !
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Sea&Sea YS-110, Sea&Sea YS-250 x 2