5th Place Conservation Ocean Art 2019 Francis Perez

5th Place Conservation

Francis Perez

"Sea Turtle Trapped"


The Story: A loggerhead sea turtle swims entangled in abandoned fishing gear, off the coast of El Hierrop, Canary Islands. The loggerhead is classed as a ‘vulnerable’ species globally by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but the northeast Atlantic subpopulation is listed as ‘endangered’. Entrapment in nets intended for other species, and in gear left abandoned by fishing boats is the prime threat to marine turtles.

Location:  El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain

Equipment Used:  Canon 5D Mark III Camera, Canon 15mm Fisheye Lens, Seacam Housing, Dual Ikelite DS-160 Strobes

Camera Settings: 1/125 sec, F8, ISO 200


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