Light Dappled Billabong

RUNNER-UP, MONOCHROME

This deep, billabong-like section of the river is able to sustain a large population of turtles. I loved the light filtering through the trees so I dived to the bottom and held my breath in wait for one of the many turtles to swim overhead – finally capturing this image.

Upper Orara River, Upper Orara, New South Wales

Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 8–15mm fisheye, 1/160, f/16, ISO 400, two Ikelite 160 substrobes, Aquatica housing, handheld while freediving

by Richard Wylie