March 7, 2011

Spadefish, Bonin Islands

Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Hunting for morsels of plankton, a school of spadefish hovers near the surface off Japan's subtropical Bonin Islands. The turquoise color permeates the water late in the afternoon, as the red rays of the setting sun spread out and grow weak.

See more photographs from the November 2010 feature story "3 Degrees of Japan’s Seas."


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