Ocean Art 2022 - 1st Place Wide Angle

1st Place Wide Angle

 Renee Capozzola

"Shark Trio"


Renee Capozzola won a 14 night dive package for one at Kri Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.


The Story: This over-under image was shot on the remote atoll of Fakarava in French Polynesia, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.  Due to strong legal protections, the marine ecosystem here is full of life, and you can view many sharks in their natural habitat.  During this visit, I was extremely lucky to be there just after the full moon, when a large school of tangs spawned just earlier in shallow water nearby, attracting even more sharks to the area with the heightened activity.  As this picture was taken after the sun dropped below the horizon, it was getting quite dark, but I was able to capture this precise moment by using my flash guns underwater and a higher shutter speed.

Location: South Fakarava, French Polynesia

Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 16-35mm F2.8 II Lens, Nauticam Housing, Dual Sea & Sea YS-D3 Strobes

Camera Settings: ISO 500, F18, 1/160 sec


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