Nature Cover

By February 12, 2005August 23rd, 2020Guadalupe Island, Mexico

This photo of schooling jack mackerel, shot at Guadalupe Island, Mexico in 2004, graced the cover of Nature, one of the premiere scientific journals in the world, on February 3, 2005 to accompany Effective leadership and decision-making in animal groups on the move (Couzin, Krause, Franks and Levin):

Jack mackerel schooling. Summer, Trachurus symmetricus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)

Jack mackerel schooling. Summer.
Image ID: 09634
Species: Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico

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I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!