2nd Place Wide Angle Ocean Art 2020 Gilles Auroux

2nd Place Wide Angle

Gilles Auroux



Gilles Auroux won a 7 night accommodation with 5 days of diving in Fiji 


The Story: Blue sharks (Prionace glauca) are definitely one of the most elegant species of shark with their thin elongated body, and also one of the fastest. I tried to show this characteristic and chose to shoot it from very close (around 30-50 cm) and in this exact posture. In the photo, it looks like a bullet or a missile, putting the emphasis on its very long nose (even exaggerating it thanks to the use of a fish eye lens) while the rest of the body almost disappear in the back, allowing me to reinforce the sensation of speed it conveys…

Location:  Pico Island, Azores Archipelago, Portugal

Equipment Used: Sony A7R IV Camera, Canon 8-15mm Fisheye Lens, Aquatica Housing, Dual Sea & Sea YS-D2 Strobes

 Camera Settings: 1/250, F13, ISO 200



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