hunting coalition of blue goatfish or gold-saddle goatfish, Parupeneus cyclostomus, with a bluefin jack or omilu or bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus, Kohanaiki, North Kona, Hawaii (the Big Island), USA (Central Pacific Ocean); the jack is in a dark color phase, possibly signaling aggression or dominance; in middle frame can be seen a glimpse of the whitemouth moray, Gymnothorax meleagris, which is the nuclear animal


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Image ID: 0038075-DPE

hunting coalition - jack, goatfish, moray

hunting coalition of blue goatfish or gold-saddle goatfish, Parupeneus cyclostomus, with a bluefin jack or omilu or bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus, Kohanaiki, North Kona, Hawaii (the Big Island), USA (Central Pacific Ocean); the jack is in a dark color phase, possibly signaling aggression or dominance; in middle frame can be seen a glimpse of the whitemouth moray, Gymnothorax meleagris, which is the nuclear animal
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Doug Perrine

Image dimensions: 7276x4851