Honorable Mention Marine Life Behavior Ocean Art 2016 Henley Spiers

Honorable Mention Marine Life Behavior

Henley Spiers

"The Next Generation"


Henley won a $100 gift certificate from Bluewater Photo or Bluewater Travel



The story:  A Yellowhead Jawfish mouth broods its eggs. The eyes on each egg are clearly visible and indicate that they are almost ready to be released after a 5-10 day brooding period. Yellowhead Jawfish are notoriously skittish and liable to disappear into their burrow at a moment’s notice. To get this close up shot I spent all dive carefully edging closer to the fish and letting it acclimate to my presence. Underwater photography certainly teaches you patience!

Location:  Anse Cochon, St. Lucia 

Camera:  Nikon D7200 and Nikon 105mm Lens (F13, 1/320, ISO 100) with Nauticam Housing and Sea & Sea YS-D2 Strobes.



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