Ocean Art 2023 - 5th Place Macro

5th Place Macro

Guillermo Viveros

"The Eye"





Guillermo Viveros won a Bluewater Photo or Bluewater Travel Gift Certificate!


The Story: 

I was experimenting with my new Marelux Snoot in a Playa del Carmen reef, about 10-12 meters deep. After a while, I spotted a peacock flounder (Bothus lunatus) on the sandy seabed—a common fish in the area. Initially, it seemed wary of me and my photographic equipment, attempting to evade my presence. However, I carefully trailed it until it grew accustomed to me and my gear. Suddenly, it came to a halt and began surveying the surroundings. While adjusting my snoot and focusing to capture the perfect shot, I managed to take five shots as the flounder patiently waited for me to get it right. Eventually, it darted away and disappeared into the vast ocean. This particular shot is one I consider myself fortunate to have captured, as the flounder allowed me to capture its essence.


Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Equipment Used: 

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F29
  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
  • ISO: 200

What Does Winning Ocean Art 2023 Mean to You?

I feel honored to get recognized at such an important worldwide international contest. It’s amazing to me that one of my pictures was selected among many images of great photographers around the world. After 12 years of doing underwater photography, and several UW camera sets, I feel I can be proud of my work.

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