Winning your stripes
Appeared in DIVER May 2009
Some photo-opps are spectacular enough to unbalance even the most experienced photographer. Brandon Cole gets a short sharp shock in the Mexican Pacific
Growing to more than 4m long and weighing as much as 200kg , the striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) is a highly migratory species found throughout the Indo-Pacific region in waters tropical to temperate.
The business end of a billfish
The marlin's manoeuvrability is breath-taking, and the dexterity with which it wields its metre-long sword scary. Sardines and divers beware.