Ocean Art 2023 - 3rd Place Cold Water

3rd Place Cold Water

Johan Sundelin

"Group Hug"



Johan Sundelin won a 7-night dive trip in Papua New Guinea


The Story: 

Birds play a crucial role as scouts for underwater activities, and this holds true for the small creek I've been observing for days in anticipation of spring spawning. The signal to enter the water came during a confrontation between goosanders and brook lamprey. The spawning event unfolded within a compact one-square-meter area over a couple of hours. The scene resembled a chaotic ball of yarn, presenting the challenge of capturing a simplified composition.


Vattern, Sweden

Equipment Used: 

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Housing: Sea & Sea Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikon 8-15mm Lens with 1.4x Converter
  • Lights/Strobes: Inon Z330 Stobes

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F16
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
  • ISO: 800



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