Underwater - Allie Kelley
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Unexpected Ahi

Have you even seen an ahi swimming alongside dolphins? I never had before and doubt I ever will again. This fish caught me completely by surprise as I was focusing my lens on the dolphins when an unfamiliar shaped species emerged on the scene. This was my first time seeing a live, wild ahi in the ocean and at first I had no idea what it was, but kept snapping photographs. He moved as fast, if not faster, than the dolphins and was gone just as quickly as he arrived. I do wonder if they swam more freely together before the ahi were hunted so extensively. Maybe this was a glimpse into the past, or just a rare interspecies interaction. Either way, it remains one of my most memorable underwater experiences.