SALTWATER CROCODILE

PORTFOLIO PRIZE

SALTWATER CROCODILE CROCODYLUS POROSUS

Exploring the coral reefs of Kimbe Bay is like being caught in a literal time warp, where the hours pass by like fleeting moments as you move from one photographic subject to the next. The shallows along the reef edge in the bay are particularly interesting to photograph. This juvenile saltwater crocodile had just been released from a nearby crocodile farm, so presented the perfect opportunity for a close encounter on the perfect glistening stage.

Kimbe Bay, New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Nikon D800, Nikon 10.5mm, 1/250, f14, ISO200, Ikelite housing, twin DS161 strobes, handheld

by Justin Gilligan, New South Wales