The Winning Shot: May 2019


Winner of the Scubaverse Underwater Photography Competition – May 2019, Oksana Maksymova tells us all about their winning shot…

Nudibranch Melibe Colemani by Oksana Maksymova


Romblon Island, Philippines


  • Canon 5D
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2,8
  • Nauticam Housing
  • 2 x INON Z-240 Strobes

Settings: 1/200; f20; ISO 200

Dive Centre

The Three P Holiday & Dive Resort, Romblon

The Shot

Why do I like it? This critter is absolutely unique and amazing. It is a transparent nudibranch. The body of this nudibranch looks like a net of branched tubes. These animals are  very well camouflaged, they are nearly invisible. It was really exciting to take pics of it.

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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

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