Ocean Art 2022 - 1st Place Blackwater

1st Place Blackwater

Dennis Corpuz

"Octopus Attack"


Dennis Corpuz won a 5 night stay for 2 with 8 dives per person at the Komodo Resort & Diving Club!


The Story: A hungry paralarvae octopus ambushes a larval mantis shrimp.  At night during this blackwater dive, we traveled a few kilometers away from the mainland of Anilao. We set up a buoy with a dropline attached with high-powered lumens light at 5, 10, 15, and 20 meters in approximately 200 to 1000 meters deep of water. We regularly observe the vertical migration of all deep-sea living creatures and try to photograph their behavior.

Location: Janao Bay, Anilao, Philippines

Equipment Used: Nikon D7000, Nikon 105mm Macro Lens, Dual Sea and Sea YS-250 Strobes

Camera Settings: ISO 200, F25, 1/320sec


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