Ocean Art 2023 - 4th Place Portrait

4th Place Portrait

Gabriel Jensen

"Everything is A-OK"



Gabriel Jensen won a $500 Off a trip booked with Rocio Del Mar Liveaboard in the Sea of Cortez or Socorro from Mexico Liveaboards!


The Story: 

Summer brings calm seas to South Florida where a dedicated community of shore divers heads out nearly every day to survey for cool critters. I was signaled over by my friends, Dewalt and Evelyn who had spotted this lizardfish grappling with a challenge, its eyes perhaps larger than its mouth. The comically calm doctorfish steals the spotlight, displaying a remarkable defense mechanism with splayed pectoral and dorsal spines. Typically, in these images, the lizardfish is the star of the show, but in this case, I rotated the image to emphasize the doctorfish's stoic demeanor, reminiscent of the 'everything is fine' meme.


Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Pier, Florida, USA

Equipment Used: 

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F13
  • Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
  • ISO: 200



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