Smallspotted dart (Trachinotus baillonii).
Acrylics on wood panel. 2022.
In the tropical Indo-Pacific waters, a shoal of smallspotted darts is hunting on a bait ball. These fast-moving pompanos love the surface water but are often hard to observe in the wild, as they are fast and timid. I was lucky to be able to observe them as they were focused on hunting the silvery anchovies.