Isla del Caño, Costa Rica
Lanternfish are a small but abundant species in the ocean, and play a crucial role in the marine ecosystem. These fish typically surface at night to feed on plankton, but occasionally rise during the day to spawn. One such rare event, occuring off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, attracts a multitude of predators, such as spinner dolphins, yellowfin tuna, Chilean devil rays, and sailfish. As the dolphins herd the shoal towards the surface, a feeding frenzy ensues and the sea begins to boil and froth with thousands of small fish attempting to evade their predators.