1st Place Macro Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea

1st Place Macro Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea

Lars Michaelis

"Rumble in the Jungle"


Lars won a $500 gift certificate from Ikelite



The Story: When we were diving at the famous divesite Arthur´s Rock, I noticed 2 big skeleton shrimps fighting for territory on a hydroid at 15m depth. All the other smaller shrimps kept distance and watched the fight. It was like in a boxing ring. The upper skeleton shrimp hit his rival´s head with one of his his big claws.The lower one stumbled backwards. The scene reminded me of the world champion-fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman 1974 in Kinshasa. I tried to open the snoot of the S2000 in order to get more of the hydroid in the picture and reduced the light for fading out the other backgrounds.

Location:  Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

Equipment Used:  Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm Macro Lens, Olympus Housing, Sea & Sea YS-D1 Strobe, Inon S2000 Stobe with Mangrove Snoot, Nauticam CMC-1 Diopter, 

Camera Settings: 1/100 sec, F14, ISO 200

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