Ocean Art 2023 - 1st Place Cold Water

1st Place Cold Water

Alessandro Giannaccini

"Lunch Time"



Alessandro Giannaccini won an 8 night all-inclusive dive package for two


The Story: 

In the photo, an Italian green frog is seen devouring an insect, specifically a scolopendra. This remarkable moment occurred during lunchtime at Porta Lake, a protected natural area—a muddy swamp teeming with aquatic plants, insects, and amphibians located in Tuscany, Italy. I couldn't believe my eyes as I witnessed this unique and swift scene unfold. The entire sequence lasted only a few seconds. In an instant, the frog skillfully captured and consumed the scolopendra, resulting in a sophisticated yet fortuitous photograph!


Porta Lake, Tuscany, Italy

Equipment Used: 

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F29
  • Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
  • ISO: 100



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