3rd Place Cold Water Ocean Art 2020 Matthew Sullivan

3rd Place Cold Water

Matthew Sullivan

"The Push"



The Story: We took a small boat up into a frigid mountain stream with the express purpose of photographing salmon. A small pool at the base of a waterfall was packed with big chum salmon on their way upstream to spawn. The big males are wound up with all sorts of sexual aggression and this large individual must have caught his reflection in my port and made a lightning fast strike. It clamped down on the shade of my lens, mercifully stopping it from dragging its gnarly teeth down the glass. Thankfully I was quick enough to snap a frame during the moment of chaos.

Location:  Port Fidalgo, Alaska, USA

Equipment Used:  Nikon D4 Camera, Nikonos 13mm RS Lens, Nauticam NA-D4 Housing, Dual Retra Flash Strobe

Camera Settings: 1/40, F13, ISO 250


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