Tuna Tornado! When photographer Octavio Aburto submitted this stunning image to National Geographic 2012 photo contest, many observers could not believe and ask for the authenticity of the image.
To set the record straight, Octavio uploaded the behind the scenes of the widely shared photo which he dubbed as “David and Goliath,” watch below!
In the video, together with his friend David Castro, they encounter a large group of Bigeye travellies when they set off to dive at Cabo Pulmo National Park in Mexico.
According to Aburto, “Thousands of fish forming a ball during the reproduction courtship. In the afternoon, these fish congregate to form a large spawning aggregation around the reefs of the National Park.”