Long considered the most biodiverse of the Caribbean, Bonaire’s reefs offer a stunning array of wildlife. Giant schools of scad come close to shore as they are chased by predators. These bait balls are under threat from net fishing which is still allowed on Bonaire. Hopefully the mesmerizing beauty of these fish will inspire others to seek them out when diving on Bonaire and replace fishing dollars with tourism dollars and help aid in their protection.

  • Jennifer O'Neil
  • Jennifer O'Neil
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Nature, Underwater, Wildlife
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 15mm, Canon 1DX mk2
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition
Director Biography - Jennifer O'Neil

Learning to dive at the age of 7, I have spent most of my life in the ocean. I didn’t try taking a camera with me until I was in college. Who knew what a life changing event it would be for me to take that first Nikonos V in the water? I was hooked on capturing all the beauty I saw beneath the surface. In the last few years I felt frustrated with still photography and a very wise friend encouraged me to start shooting video. Video opened a new world to me. Now my obsession is not only to capture what I find beautiful, but to capture it in motion.

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