Island Dreams' owner Ken Knezick and an intrepid group of Island Dreams divers spent the beginning of July 2009 experiencing South Africa's famed Sardine Run. Our timing was fortuitous, as on our last day we encountered a monstrous bait ball with hundreds of thousands of sardines, 60+ sharks, a pod of very large dolphin, and one thousand Cape Gannet birds dive-bombing from above.
Shooting conditions on the Sardine Run are quite challenging. Beyond the 68 F. (20 C.) water temperature and rapidly moving subjects, the visibility is often only 10-15 feet. The contant diving of the birds saturates the water with bubbles, while sardine scales rise from the depths when the sharks and dolphins are feeding.
Check out the image links below, and then read Ken' Knezick's new Sardine Run Report. Special thanks to David Vik for sharing his excellent video highlights of our trip. Enjoy!
Sardine Run Video courtesy of David Vik Videographics
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