Yu Garden by Dennis Bernhard

Koi pond in Yu Garden

Koi pond in Yu Garden

Another of my favorite spots in Shanghai was Yu Garden. This is an ancient garden in the middle of Shanghai. It’s incredible how you can go from the hustle and bustle of one of the most populated cities on the planet, into one of the most serene and peaceful areas I’ve ever been to (minus all the tourists).


Feeding Ballet by Dennis Bernhard

The sun had just cleared the horizon as I finished photographing the sunrise. My goal was to explore the beach, the jetty and lifeguard tower with my drone. As I took off over the lifeguard tower I immediately noticed something in the water. 

The water was so still and clear it was impossible not to notice the massive schools of mullet and the tarpon herding them. My plans immediately changed. My only goal was to capture the groups of mullet as they expanded and contracted like wax in a lava lamp. 

Have you ever seen a fish run like this? Have you ever seen such incredible animal activity right next to such tamed beauty?

- Dennis