Animals

By Mike Jones


These incredible underwater images are taken of gigantic bloom of sardines as they form the shape of a fish’s eye.

The massive school of fish appears like a gigantic swirling vortex as it parts ways to allow divers to swim through, before reforming in a silver shimmer.

PIC BY Jerome Kim / CATERS NEWS

Incredibly, the  otherworldly shot was also captured with a fish-eye lens by Jerome Kim, from Manila, Philippines.

Jerome, an architect, snapped the awe-inspiring scene in Maolboal, Cebu in the Philippines.

He said: “The Resident sardines in Moalboal have been one of my favourite attractions for years. I love diving and Photography so it started naturally.

PIC BY Jerome Kim / CATERS NEWS 

“It’s very spectacular scenes which are not easy to witness in whole world.

“Shooting school of Sardine in Moalboal has some problems like poor visibility and lots of tourists and divers around all the time.

“So when you want to shoot sardine school, you need to plan the shot what you’re intent to get before the diving and explain your models what to do.

“They like it because the school is with divers. It gives an idea of scale of the school and some female diver’s shape giving another aesthetic point in the picture.”