Ocean Art 2023 - 2nd Place Blackwater

2nd Place Blackwater

Peter Pogany




Peter Pogany won a 7-night dive package at Villa Markisa in Bali, Indonesia!


The Story: 

We found this flying gurnard near the surface at the end of a blackwater dive in Anilao. I count myself exceptionally lucky, since this fish is very rarely seen on the surface. The unusually calm sea made it possible to take a photo of the gurnard’s reflection. I have tried to take a picture of a sea creature and its reflection a few times before, but was never satisfied. This time, as I looked at the LCD, I momentarily thought I had found two gurnards...


Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

Equipment Used: 

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F13
  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
  • ISO: 400



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