4th Place Portrait Ocean Art 2015 Claudio Koob

4th Place Portrait

Claudio Contreras Koob

"Bright Smile"



Claudio won a gift certificate from Bluewater!


The story:  Jardines de la Reina rates as the best diving place in the Caribbean that I have seen. The decision to close tha area to fishing decades ago is evident in every dive: there’s an astonishing amount of predators to be seen, but not only in the reef, also in the mangroves. One of the biggest atractions is to snorkel with the incredible American Crocodiles. I slowly approached this one as it reached towards the surface to breath, positioning one strobe to the side with a higher intensity in order to light the inside of its mouth, highlighting the beautiful sharp teeth in a witty smile.

Location:  Jardines de la Reina, Cuba

Camera:  Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, Seacam housing, dual Nikonos SB-105 strobes



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