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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

93. Shadowing


Subject: In this shot we see a Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) being shadowed by a Bar Jack (Caranx ruber). Shadowing is the act of one fish following another fish of a different species to profit from the hunting success of this fish. Bar Jacks, which are silvery fish, often turn black when hunting near the bottom. The Jack is taking advantage of the Stingray’s hunting skills to catch any fleeing prey or by picking the scraps from the elasmobranch’s meal.

Technique: This was filmed without any video lights, which resulted in a lot of noise in the image. To remove this noise we applied a specialized generator during the editing process.