1st Place Macro Ocean Art 2015 Jeff Milisen

1st Place Macro & Best of Show

Jeff Milisen 

"Feeling Exposed"


Jeff won his choice of Indonesia liveaboard itinerary with companion at 50% off on the SMY Ondina!



The story:  I was on a blackwater dive with a member of the Roddenberry family (of Star Trek fame) watching a parade of underwater aliens drift past when this larval cusk eel swam by.  The external stomach helps the developing fish grow as fast as possible by eeking every last bit of nutrition from its every meal.  Out of the four divers underwater that day, we had over 1000 blackwater dives under our belt and none of us had ever seen anything like it, whether on earth or boldly going elsewhere!    

Note from the publisher: This eel has possibly never been photographed before, or even seen underwater by a diver. Jeff any myself are not aware of anyone who has. Stay tuned for more details! - Scott

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Camera: Canon T1i, Canon 60mm lens, Ikelite housing, dual Ikelite DS-51 substrobes

Settings:  f13, 1/125, ISO 200

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