In the movie 300, Leonidas said, ‘we will fight in the shade’. I was reminded of that quote at this very moment. All of sudden, the lights went out, the color of the water turned from greenish blue to a beautiful deep blue filled with millions of glowing blue sardines. Part of me marveled at how all these happened in a split second and the other part frantically changing the settings on the camera to compensate for the sudden change in exposure.

A school of yellowtails dwarfed by millions of sardines along the coast of Moalboal as Garry, our guide, looks on.