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Giant Trevally Eating Terns

Giant Trevally Eating Terns
Still photo from the BBC series Blue Planet II.

When I wrote the story "Freaky Farquhar" in the Aug-Sep 2016 issue of FLY FISHERMAN, my introduction focused on the rare and incredible "bird-hatch" where giant trevally gathered to feast on fledgling terns hatched at one of the colony islands of the atoll.

After the story came out, I got a few emails and comments from people who discounted the idea of a bird hatch as an urban legend. Sure, our guides at FlyCastaway had us use bird-sizes flies to catch giant trevally, but we didn't capture the split-second attacks on film as "proof."

Thankfully there are people out there more interested than me in capturing rare and incredible wildlife footage, and less distracted by hooks and fly rods. The BBC is set to launch its new series Blue Planet II which airs on the BBC for the first time on Sunday October 28, 2017, and the BBC film crew captured it all in glorious slow motion.

Here are a few glorious out-takes from the upcoming series Blue Planet II where the GTs of Farquhar Atoll play a leading role.


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Still photo from the BBC series Blue Planet II.

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