4th Place Wide Angle Ocean Art 2020 Celia Kujala

4th Place Wide Angle

Celia Kujala

"My New Toy"


Celia Kujala won a YS-D3 Strobe from Sea & Sea



The Story: Play is very important in the development of young Steller sea lions and they love playing with anything that they find in their environment. When I was diving at Norris Rocks off Hornby Island, I watched this young sea lion play with a starfish. As I watched her, she swam over to me to show me her beautiful toy. I was able to capture this image just as she was presenting the starfish to me. Sadly, Steller sea lions are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. By observing their playful nature, I hope people will feel a connection with them and want to protect them and their environment.

Location:  Hornby Island, Canada

Equipment Used: Nikon D500 Camera, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens, Nauticam NA-D500 Housing, Dual Sea & Sea YS-D2J Strobes 

 Camera Settings: 1/250, F11, ISO 500


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