UPY 2016 Macro - Third

Gianni Colucci

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UPY 2016 Macro - Third
'The odd couple' - Gianni Colucci

During a night dive at around midnight with a full moon, I found this pair of sea horses (Hippocampus guttulatus), who swam in the shallows holding each other by the tail. The scene that I photographed was something magestic, a magic only enhanced by the beauty of the site and the evening's full moon.

Judge's comment: Peter Rowlands: Individual seahorses already have a mythical visual appeal. Cute, vulnerable and delicate, they have grace and weirdness in equal measures. Capture two entwined, simply lit on a beautifully black, eye concentrating background and you have a shot that went straight to the winners enclosure.

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