3rd Place Nudibranch Ocean Art 2018 Bettina Balnis

3rd Place Nudibranch

Bettina Balnis

Essen, Germany

"Frosted Pearl"


Bettina won a gift certificate from Bluewater Travel 

The Story: It was the last dive during my vacation and it was a night dive to say good bye to the most impressing dive site I experienced.

Beside giant jellyfishes, octopuses, and seastars - all subjects too big for my macro lense - I suddenly saw this beautiful creature crawling on a kelp leave. Fantastic. I watched it until the end of the dive. Never saw such a beautiful nudibranch again.

Location: Barclay Sound, BC, Canada

Equipment Used: Nikon D7000 in a sealux housing, Nikkor 60 mm lens, dual inon z240  strobes

Settings: F18, 1/60 sec, ISO 200


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