June 26, 2014

Growing Grouper

Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic

This ten-inch-long juvenile goliath grouper in the Florida Keys may spend five years among mangroves, relatively safe from predators, before venturing out to the reefs. The species’ survival depends on mangrove forests, which are contending with coastal development.

See more pictures from the July 2014 feature story “Big Fish.”

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21 comments
Ruben I.
Ruben I.

My favorite fish. Liked your shot

erbPIX™
erbPIX™

Exemplary photo of the subject together with their environment.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Fascinating. I love underwater photography.

Manu Soman
Manu Soman

This is breathtaking.....!!! Wow!!!

Janice H.
Janice H.

Beautiful photo of my favorite fish, the Grouper.        Amazing light and colors, how wonderful to take a peek into their environment for just a moment.      Wonderful shot.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Wonderful photo of my favorite fish, Grouper.         Such beautiful light and color ....amazing photo, peeking in on a grouper in his environment.

Jeanette Squires
Jeanette Squires

IF only humans would leave the natural world alone. Species of fish, animals, bird life only have a few places to live well, we have many choices: we are just greedy

Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

Congrats David on such a wonderful photo.  It is  choc-a-bloc full of light and wonder and how!  And the shadows so cool.  Wow.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Yet again humans are killing off a species slowly but surely. Many have become extinct, and many more will. The beautiful picture of young grouper who may not make it, shows at least that our photographer cares enough to 'get them while he can'  j.e.s.......

Ian Lumsden
Ian Lumsden

great shot. I would have been hard to get. 

ng fan
ng fan

@Jeanette Squires    I clicked on like, to agree with what you said, as you are 100% right, sorry it looks like I disagree, 

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