Underwater Photos of Sailfish, Marlin, Tarpon and Many More

Amazing underwater shots of game fish from photographer Marc Montocchio

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Marc Montocchio specializes in capturing unique and stunning images of ocean wildlife in their natural habitat. His work has appeared in numerous international publications, including National Geographic, Marlin, Outside Traveler, Africa Geographic, BlueWater, Tide, Out There, Voyages de Pêche, and many more. Born in Durban, South Africa, Marc first picked up an underwater camera while serving as a clearance diver in the South African Navy. After completing his military service, Marc moved to Grand Cayman, where he worked as a diving instructor, boat captain, and fishing guide, while continuing to develop his unique photographic style. You can follow Marc's adventures here as he blogs from some of the world's most incredible fishing spots, sharing exciting behind-the-scenes stories and inside scoop from each shoot. PHOTO: Late afternoon light burst through above the sardine bait ball as a striped marlin circles to feed. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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All Lit Up: An Atlantic sailfish lights up as it works a bait ball of sardines. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Applying Pressure: A striped marlin keeps the bait ball focus and against the surface to facilitate feeding. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Attack: Schools of tarpon punch holes in the silver side minnows trapped in a coral cave. South side of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
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Big Mouth: A Nassau grouper yawns at a cleaning station on the coral reef. Bloody Bay Wall. Little Cayman, Cayman Islands.
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Bite: An Atlantic sail bites down on a sardine grabbed from the bait ball. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
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Bull Run: The excited colors of a bull dolphin, Mag Bay, Baja, Mexico.
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Cloud Of Sails: Clouds of Atlantic sailfish crowd the bait. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
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Corner Pocket: A striped marlin narrowly misses the camera on a run through the bait ball. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Crash: A striped marlin pierces the bait ball. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Fireworks: A bull dolphin in full display. Mag Bay, Baja, Mexico
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Fly By: A striped marlin flies past the camera carrying a remora fish. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Gotcha: A striped marlin crushes a sardine in the corner of it's mouth. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Hunting Herd: A herd of bull and cows cruise searching for food in their chill colors. Mag Bay, Baja, Mexico.
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Into the Light: A striped marlin turns on it's self to grab a sardine separated from the ball. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Jigsaw: A school of tarpon rest during the day logged up under a coral overhang. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
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Lance: A striped marlin "pops" the bait ball. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Marlin Sunburst: A striped marlin cruises between rays of sunlight looking for an opportunity to strike. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Mean Streets: Atlantic sails decimate a bait ball of sardines. Isla Mujeres Mexico.
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Neon Sail: A feeding Atlantic sailfish displays his neon sail. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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One Second: The motor drive sequence of a blue marlin eating a hookless teaser. North Drop, St Thomas, Virgin Islands.
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Over and Under: Sardines are attacked from below by Atlantic sailfish and above from Frigate birds. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
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Shadow: An Atlantic sailfish connects with a single sardine while working the bait ball. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
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Silver Spear: An Atlantic sailfish displays his high-contrast colors of black and metallic bronze as it pierces the sardine bait ball. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
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Snatch: An atlantic sailfish snatches a sardine from the bait ball. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
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Strike From Below: A striped marlin drives the bait ball against the surface. Golden Gate Bank, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Take Your Pick: An Atlantic sailfish drives a wedge into a mass of bait. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Tarpon Tunnel: Tarpon blow a doughnut hole in the silver minnows. South side of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
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Tiger Stripes: An Atlantic sailfish stripes up during a strike. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Carolina Flare: The flare of the Waste Knot, a 67' custom Carolina by Jarrett Bay, cuts up the surface at 36 knots. Beaufort Inlet, Morehead City, North Carolina.
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Zoro: A pack of Atlantic sails pressure a bait ball of sardines. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.