Sunday, May 17, 2009

Theme # 199 "No Exit"

The location is Meeting House Creek Dock, Aquebogue, NY.
What you see is a natural tragedy which happens every once in a while. These fish, Atlantic Menhaden commonly called "Bunkers" are on the food chain for Striped bass and Blue fish. The bunkers travel in very large schools measured in area (miles/km's) and most likely were being chased by Blue fish and ended up the creek with no way out/no exit. Due to the size of the school and quantity of bunkers, no exit, no oxygen they die. It is such a shame but sometimes nature in its purest form is cruel. Meeting House Creek empties into the Peconic Bay which is in the upper most part of the image.
Nikon D90 2009/05/17 15:21:45
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 12-24mm F/4 G
Focal Length: 12mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/125 sec - F/16
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A


  1. Sad, but how cool is this picture! What a catch!

  2. Sad story for the fish... but a very interesting photo.

  3. Interesting photo and good thinking to use the theme this way.

  4. Amazing shot, must be a real feast for a lot of things cleaning that up.

  5. Who would think you could make a shot of thousands of dead fish look good! You sure managed!

  6. Eddie, great photojournalism here.

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