Dorado, mahi, or dolphin fish. Whatever you call it, here's my newest cover!

This is the newest issue of Australia's Bluewater Magazine with a photo that I took in Nicaragua.
People on the East Coast of the USA call it a dolphin fish, while Hawaiians and the seafood industry call it Mahi Mahi. If you go where they speak Spanish it's called a dorado. They jump like crazy and are very hard to capture on film. In addition, the moment you bring them aboard, they lose their color and turn green-brown, so it's hard top get good shots of them. If that weren't enough, they go absolutely ballistic when they are in the boat and they can be dangerous to handle because they are often attached to a set of large hooks.
They often travel in schools. The bull male has that weird looking "Lurch" forehead and the female is usually smaller with a more gently sloping forehead. For a huge thrill, try catching them from a kayak!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Mahi mahi is my favorite saltwater cuisine. Love the blog and all the high quality images. Keep up the graet work.