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Best of Show (Diving, Photography, Published)

It’s always nice to win a prize in a competition. We don’t enter that many, actually only two this year, but you always hope one of your images will do well. One of the honors I hadn’t received yet was a Best of Show, until now. I got the BoS at the Underwater Images competition.

The image is of a Lizardfish being cleaned by a small goby taken in the US Virgin Islands. It was a coincidence that I even took the image. We had entered the water to take photos of mating hamlets at dusk. On our way to the spot where we had seen Hamlets we crossed some coral heads, and on one of them I noticed a Lizardfish with its mouth open. At first I figured I was too late, but as I got closer it just stayed there. For the next 15 minutes the goby kept coming back to clean this Lizardfish, and I got quite a few shots. Eventually it became too dark and I stopped, but it was a very cool experience.

3 Responses to “Best of Show”

  1. Hi Cor,

    Congratulations with your Best of Show award!

    I’m following your blog and photo’s with lots of interest!

    I came at your site twofold, first because I’m figuring out how to build a nice photosite and second through the shared pasion for UW Photography.

    Keep em coming!

  2. Hi Cor,

    Congratulations with your Best of Show award!

    I’m following your blog and photo’s with lots of interest!

    I came at your site twofold, first because I’m figuring out how to build a nice photo site and second through the shared passion for UW Photography.

    Keep em coming!

  3. Sam says:

    Congrats!!!
    It’s a superb image!!! Lighting is very well done! That wasn’t so easy I suppose?

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