All the Fish in the Sea
"Your Shot member Jeff Hester was drawn to make this image because, he says, 'I believe this is what our oceans should look like.' But Cabo Pulmo, a marine park off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, hasn't always been this way. 'In 1995, [the] park was established by local citizens to counteract depleted reef fishes and marine life due to overfishing,' he says. 'Today, the biomass is booming, and the ecosystem is returning to a healthy state. For this particular image, I wanted to show some scale ... so I had my wife, seen in the foreground, swim ahead of me.'"
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