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UPY Up & Coming - Runner Up
'Fast Oceanic' - Tommi Kokkola
I was on a liveaboard full of photographers and one of our targets was to shoot oceanic whitetip sharks. The sharks were around and we have many opportunities to shoot them. By our final dive at the Brothers I was happy with my shots so decided to experiment with slow shutterspeeds. I only got once chance, but it worked out just fine.
Judge's comment: Alex Mustard: Sharks are dramatic subjects, made more so when combined with techniques such as long exposure and panning. Not that it is easy to think about using a creative technique when faced by such an exciting subject. Being able to think underwater and under pressure is the mark of an excellent photographer.
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