4th Place Wide-Angle


4th Place, Wide-Angle

Montse Grillo

"Follow Me"  Shot in Tenerife, Canary Islands with Canon 7D


Montse won a choice of $200 gift certificate with Bluewater Photo or Bluewater Travel!


The story:

On the coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, we have quite the selection of affectionate green turtles (Chelonia mydas). I find myself devoting much time to these curious creatures. I love watching their unique behaviors underwater and documenting these moments in pictures. When I take a picture I always try to transmit a feeling to the viewer, and let the picture tell story—even for just a moment. That requires much time and dedication to each picture, and a great passion for the underwater world.

The Shot 

This picture is the result of all this. It needed many hours of patience to get this perfect instant. I witnessed countless behaviors of the turtles as they, swam, fed and interacting. In most cases there is just one chance for the perfect picture, and you have to be there, prepared with the finger on the trigger, everything correctly adjusted, waiting for the correct moment.

Location:  Tenerife, Canary Islands

Camera:  Canon 7D, Canon 8-15mm lens, Subal housing, dual Subtronic strobes

Settings:  f12, 1/160, ISO 200


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