2nd Place Compact Wide Angle Ocean Art 2020 Joanna Chen

2nd Place Compact Wide Angle

Joanna Chen




The Story: What better time to explore the wonderful local diving we have in Australia than the year that was 2020? This shot was captured on my first ever dive at South West Rocks, where we visited the famous Fish Rock cave and chimney - arguably one of Australia's best dive sites. The cave opened up to this breathtaking scene of crystal-clear blue water at the aquarium -- and usually this area is populated by dozens of Grey Nurse Sharks swimming around, but this particular autumn day, there was only one lone shark swimming solo. I hung around for ten minutes near the rocks at the bottom of the cave right at the opening, careful not to disturb any wobbegongs, and snapped away as the lone shark swam back and forth amongst the three different schools of fish. I decided not to use any strobes or artificial lighting in order to accentuate the silhouette of the shark and capture the beautiful ambient lighting from the cave mouth.

Location:  New South Wales, Australia

Equipment Used:  Sony RX100 III Camera, Fantasea FRX100 VA Vacuum Underwater Housing, Fantasea UWL-400F Wide Angle Lens

Camera Settings: 1/125, F5, ISO 125



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