Return of the Giant Blue Marlin

Here’s a popular photo I showcased a while back and have wanted to show again. It’s by writer, educator, and photographer Jon Schwartz, whose work appears here.

In 2010, Jon was covering a billfishing tournament in Hawaii. He wasn’t there to compete, but a line trawled from the press boat hooked this 550-pound monster. If they could bring it alongside the boat, the crew meant to tag and release it. In a long battle, the blue marlin rammed the boat and then went under it. A crewman managed to bring it nearly to the surface, but the hook broke and it escaped.

(Jon is currently giving away a couple of his amazing photos on Facebook.)



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