2nd Place Compact Behavior


2nd Place, Compact Marine Life Behavior

Jack Berthomier

"Impressive Jaws"  Shot in Noumea, New Caledonia with Sony RX100


Jack won a 7-night, 10-dive package with unlimited shore diving at Wananavu, Fiji!


The story:  This fish measures approximately 25 cm. I have spent more than 30 hours to follow it in the mangrove so that he could get used to me... The first day, I saw it yawning twice but my shots were botched. Then, in the following days, I was able to observe that it yawned a few times per hour. At the end of my survey, I managed to take the shot in less than 10 cm from each other. I took a few shots (for Ocean Art 2015 maybe) when capturing small fishes, and even twice some fish too big that it couldn't swallow it. It disappeared a couple of weeks ago, maybe eaten by one of the numerous barracuda that fish in the mangrove.

Note:  Shot while freediving

Location:  Ouemo Bay, Noumea, New Caledonia

Camera:  Sony RX100, Nauticam housing, internal flash only

Settings:  f4, 1/250, ISO 200


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