Ocean Art 2023 - 1st Place Black & White

1st Place Black & White

Joergen Rasmussen

"Sealion playing in sardine ball"



Joergen Rasmussen won a 7 nights liveaboard trip in Raja Ampat or Komodo aboard the Coralia Liveaboard


The Story: 

Each November, sardines aggregate offshore the Mexican west coast. This in turn attracts many predators. Working with a local fisherman, we search the deep water offshore near the continental shelf and we spotted a lonely sealion. The sealion was chasing the sardines and the ball was constantly changing shape as the sealion broke it up.


Magdalena, Baja California, Mexico

Equipment Used: 

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Housing: Seacam Nikon D850 Housing
  • Lens: Nikon 13mm RS Adapted Lens
  • Lights/Strobes: Ambient Light

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F7.1
  • Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
  • ISO: 400



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