3rd Place / 2018 / Nature /

Rush Hour

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Underwater, 3rd Place winner in Nature
  • Photographer
    Mok Wai Hoe

Isla del Coco, or Cocos Island is a National Park off the shore of Costa Rica. The marine ecosystem is locked in a time-capsule and everything is huge; from the underwater currents to the biodensity of marine life. In this photo, I encountered a 25 meter giant school of horse-eyed jack fish. As I approached, a predator must have spooked the school from the other side. The massive school suddenly swam towards me and before I knew it, I was engulfed in this storm of silvery fish.