Sharky Sunset

PhotographerRenee Capozzola
Prize3rd Place in Nature / Sunset
City/CountryPalos Verdes Estates, United States
Photo DateSeptember, 2017
Technical Info1/200, f18, ISO 640
Entry Description

Single, in-camera image taken with Canon 5D Mark III in Nauticam housing with large dome port and dual strobes. This over-under of a blacktip reef shark was taken at sunset in French Polynesia just as the shark's dorsal fin lined up with the sun, tucking underneath the water line. Sadly, up to 100 million sharks are lost every year, mainly due to over fishing and the high demand for shark fin soup. It is my hope that images like this will help raise awareness for the added protection sharks need throughout the world.

About Photographer

Growing up in Southern California, the ocean has always been a large part of my life. Since 2004, I have traveled across the globe, diving in some of the most remote parts of the world. With my many dive travels, I have developed a true passion and appreciation for marine organisms. I believe underwater photographers help employ constructive change for our deteriorating seas through the use of striking images. With my pictures, I hope to increase the awareness of our fragile marine ecosystems and encourage others to help protect our oceans.