Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ever Wonder

photo by Juan C. Levesque

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that a baby swordfish is extremely tiny, but for an animal that grows up to 10 feet long and weighs nearly 1,500 pounds, it's still astonishing to learn their offspring are so minuscule. Juan C. Levesque captured this amazing close-up of a baby sword fish perched atop a human fingertip for scale. Incredibly, this tiny fish will grow 29" in just the first year of life.