LOW LIGHT CONFUSION

PORTFOLIO PRIZE

BLUE MAOMAO SCORPIS VIOLACEA

The Poor Knights Island have been hollowed and shaped by the ocean into a web of caves, tunnels and cliffs. Rikoriko Cave is currently considered the largest sea cave in the world. In the perpetually dark environment, deep water species can be found in the shallow water, amongst shimmering schools of Blue MaoMao that confuse predators through their advantage of sheer numbers, and lone snapper lurk in wait for an easy fish meal.

Rikoriko Cave, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand

Nikon D800, Nikon 10.5mm, 1/13, f8, ISO400, Ikelite housing & twin DS161 strobes, handheld

by Justin Gilligan, New South Wales