Snapper Spawning Run

I'm back home for a short stay, trying to catch up with work/ correspondence, going through photos here and there when I can. 

Here is a photo from my visit to Palau in April. It's a spawning run of twinspot snappers (Lutjanus bohar), female in the lead releasing eggs and a bunch of boys behind her.

Lutjanus bohar spawning
Part of a Lutjanus bohar snapper spawning aggregation (License image)

This small group of fish was part of a much larger spawning aggregation involving thousands of fish, as jaw-dropping a spectacle as any in the natural world!

I'm sure I will be heading back next year, just not certain of the timing yet. Drop me a line if you're interested in seeing this for yourself.