Leatherbacks

Leatherbacks off the coast of Hawaii

Leatherbacks are members of the Jack family and are most often seen singly or in pairs. I see them quite often and always try to get a photo of them and almost always fail. That’s because they have a tendency to surge upwards to feed and then zip back down.

On this occasion, a group of a dozen or more leatherbacks went by in the company of several bluefin trevallies and other fish. As usual, they were traveling at speed, but the numbers meant I had a better opportunity to get this photo.

2 thoughts on “Leatherbacks

    1. Graham Post author

      Most of the Jack family of fishes look pretty grumpy except for the adorable juvenile threadfin jacks. Saw a couple of those recently, the first for 18 months or more!

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