2nd Place Compact Macro Salvatore Gambacurta

2nd Place Compact Macro

Salvatore Gambacurta



Salvatore Gambacurta won a  Freeway Longhaul 75 Carryall Duffel Bag


The Story: I still remember that I took this photo on a night dive with strong surge. It's such a big challenge to position the snoot to be able to focus to this tiny 15mm seaspider, but that couldn’t stop me from observing this gorgeous SPIDER-MAN in the abyss . It was mesmerizing to witness how alert and vigilant this creature. Whenever I moved or changed positions, its eyes always followed my movement. It's an extraordinary experience to be able to capture the image of this very rare to spot Anaploclactylus evansi (blue knee sea spider) endemic only in Australia

Location:  Australia, Sydney , Bare island- La Perousse

Equipment Used: Olympus TG-6, Housing Kraken for TG-6, Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1 Strobe, Optical Snoot 

 Camera Settings: F14, 1/60 sec, ISO 100


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