2nd Place Underwater Conservation Steven Kovacs

2nd Place Underwater Conservation

Steven Kovacs

"Smoke Break"


Steven Kovacs won a 14 night dive package at White Sands Beach Resort in Lembeh


The Story: During a dive at a popular local dive site,  I was stunned to come across this small Lizardfish that had mistaken a cigarette butt drifting by for a fish.  Even more shocking was that the Lizardfish did not realize its mistake and continued to swallow the discarded butt as I photographed the spectacle.  Fearing it would ultimately kill the unfortunate animal if it succeeded, I decided to intervene and take away its harmful meal choice.  Sadly, I think this photograph illustrates how people can negatively impact and harm the environment with even the smallest of actions.

Location:  Blue Heron Bridge, Florida, USA

Equipment Used: Nikon D7000 Camera, Canon 105mm Macro Lens, Ikelite Housing , Dual Ikelite DS160 Strobes

Camera Settings: F25, 1/250 sec, ISO 250


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