Ocean Art 2023 - Honorable Mention Portrait

Honorable Mention Portrait

Celia Kujala




Celia Kujala won a YS-D3 Duo Underwater Strobe from Sea & Sea!


The Story: 

As I immersed myself in the underwater world at Norris Rocks, I took my time to observe and try to understand the Steller sea lions aiming to capture more meaningful images. This image was captured when a beautiful sea lion swam up to me and stared tenderly into my eyes melting my heart. Steller sea lions are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. With this image I hope to ignite a desire within people to protect these extraordinary beings and their ocean home.


Norris Rocks, Hornby Island, Canada

Equipment Used: 

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F11
  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
  • ISO: 400



Back to Ocean Art Winners Page