Ocean Art 2022 - 3rd Place Blackwater

3rd Place Blackwater

Steven Kovacs

"1st Appearance"


Steven Kovacs won an 8 night all-inclusive dive package at Magic Oceans Dive Resorts!


The Story: One of the exciting things about blackwater diving is that you never know what will appear from the depths below.  On a particular dive off Kona, this beautiful larval fish appeared with its beautiful streamers.  At first glance it appeared to be mimicking a Jellyfish.  Surprisingly the scientists were able to identify this unknown fish from a single specimen previously collected in a plankton net.  This is the first photograph ever taken of a live specimen in its natural environment.

Location: Kona, Hawaii, USA

Equipment Used: Nikon D500 Camera, Nikon 60mm Macro Lens, Ikelite Housing, Dual Ikelite DS160 Strobes

Camera Settings: ISO 320, F20, 1/250 sec


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