The winning shot: October 2018

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Tunicate Shrimp by Jack Pokoj

Location

Dauin in The Philippines: “It was a night dive in an area we had previously explored  but not on an established dive site.”

Equipment

  • Nikon D7200 camera
  • Nikkor 60mm f2.8G lens,
  • Sea &Sea housing
  • Twin Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobes
  • FIX Neo Mini spotting light

Dive Centre

JackBelle’s Diving in Dauin

The Shot

Jack said: “I usually check tunicates for shrimps and on this occasion I saw quite a large one at the edge of the tunicate. This was a good opportunity to get plenty of detail in the shrimp so I change my settings and took a test shot from a little distance and the shrimp went inside to hide. I switched to the red light and waited for it to come back to the edge of the tunicate before taking another photo. I managed to get 3 or 4 photos before it went deeper into the tunicate and didn’t emerge again. I chose this particular picture as it has a lot of detail in the shrimp but makes it stand out against the blackness of the inside of the tunicate. You can also see the colour closely matches between the tunicate and the shrimp so a different angle with the shrimp on the tunicate wouldn’t have made it stand out at all.”

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Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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