Ocean Art 2022 - 2nd Place Black & White

2nd Place Black & White

Brooke Pyke

"Cruising the Sand Patch"


The Story: On the clearest day on the Ningaloo I have experienced so far, our spotter pilot called in a whale shark on a shallow section of reef. To see them so shallow is not an everyday occurance, and with the visibility it may have been the best time to see one in such an area. The whale shark began to cruise slowly over a huge white sand patch at about 15m depth. Looking down on the huge shark from above as it swam below me , made it almost look miniature. It's perfect outline is dark against the white background, showing its shape with perfect contrast

Location: Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Equipment Used: Canon R6, Canon 15mm Fisheye Lens

Camera Settings: ISO 200, F8, 1/200sec


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